Blease accepts RFL fine for Salford

Salford chief exceutive Ian Blease has issued a statement accepting the RFL fine which was imposed on his club today.

The club were fined, along with Hull KR, for the violence which erupted after a pitch invasion followed the Red Devils narrow, golden point win over Rovers in the Million Pound Game last season.

“We accept the fine from the RFL, and are committed to working with them going forwards to ensure that the sport retains its reputation as a family game,” said Blease.

“There is absolutely no place in Rugby League for crowd trouble, and as a club we will not tolerate incidents such as this.

“I would also like to go on record to thank the majority of our supporters who are a credit to Salford. week in, week out.”

An additional club statement reads:

“The Salford Red Devils have accepted a £10,000 fine, with £7,500 suspended with regards to crowd trouble following the Million Pound against Hull KR on October 1st 2016.

“The club have worked closely with the RFL throughout the investigation, and have been commended by the governing body for our cooperation and pro-activity attitude throughout the process.

“The club would also like to thank the stadium company who have worked alongside the club, providing their expertise in crowd management, to help us deal with the incident in an effective and efficient manner.

“Although the club understands that the Million Pound Game was an emotionally charged event for all involved, the club does not condone the actions of the minority who were involved in the crowd trouble.

“The club will make no further comment on the investigations.”

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