Featherstone CEO vows to ban fighters

Featherstone CEO Simon Riley has vowed to impose a life ban on any individual found to be guilty of fighting after last night’s cup defeat to Halifax.

The superb rugby league spectacle which ended 31-30 to Halifax, after a Danny Jones drop goal in extra time, was overshadowed by events that occured after the game between the two sets of fans.

Reports hit Twitter soon at the game that fights broke out between supporters and Featherstone CEO has vowed to take action.

“We have some mobile phone footage which we are reviewing to identify individuals, we also have a number of names of the people who started the trouble. These people are not true supporters of Featherstone Rovers and will therefore be banned.

“I urge anyone who has any mobile phone footage or can identify any individuals to come forward to the Police or the club, who will pass information to the police. Emails can be received to yourview@featherstonerovers.net or phone the club on 01977 702386. Any information brought forward will be treated with the strictest of confidence.”

Riley continued by saying “Featherstone Rovers is an ambitious club looking to grow both on and off the field, we have strong relationships in the local community and with the local police.

“We have ambitious plans for redevelopment of the stadium and the surrounding areas, but unless we address the problem we have and root out the mindless minority we will never progress. I urge you to come forward with any information and I assure you we will act on it.”

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