The Rugby Football League have asked Catalans to put provisions in place to avoid confusion over fans displaying rainbow flags in the future.
The Dragons’ controversial signing of Israel Folau drew criticism after he claimed on social media that “hell awaits” gay people and some Castleford fans displayed rainbow flags at the game in Perpignan to show their support of LGBT issues.
Catalans responded to complaints by insisting the only flag requested to be removed during the game was one obstructing an advertising hoarding but they have been asked by the RFL to put provisions in place to avoid any confusion in the future.
An RFL spokesman said: “Whilst no formal disciplinary action is being taken against the club, the Dragons have been issued with an advisory notice regarding improved provisions to prevent any future confusion around policies relating to any flags at the stadium both with spectators and all staff who are employed by the stadium.
“This should include clear messaging to stewards regarding the club’s policy on flags and the club’s and rugby league’s commitment to inclusivity – including the Enjoy the Game campaign – and the right for spectators to respectfully promote this inclusion.”
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