Featherstone fined by RFL for two incidents involving spectator misconduct

The Rugby Football League have fined Featherstone following two incidents involving spectators in their game against Rochdale last month.

The RFL deemed Rovers to have breached the operational rules and issued a fine as well as a warning over future misconduct.

As a result of their punishment, the club will increase the number of stewards for their Championship fixture against Widnes at the LD Nutrition Stadium on Sunday.

Rovers will also implement a new crowd care text service number (07394950356) that will link directly to the head steward.

Furthermore, stewards will be wearing body cams so the club can identify any person who persistently uses language not fit for rugby league.

Rovers chief executive Davide Longo commented: “It is hugely disappointing when we receive a fine, the club endeavours to operate in a professional way at all times and we expect our supporters to do the same when representing the club away from our stadium.

“Unexpected fines only impact on our spend and potential recruitment further down the line and I am sure no supporter wants this to be the case. We encourage fans to be vocal and supportive of the team but this needs to be done in a respectful and family friendly manner.

“Furthermore our club, on and off the field, is building towards an epic end to the year and we ask all Rovers fans to get behind the team and the club like you did on Sunday at Sheffield.

“The club will be increasing its stewarding on Sunday and video surveillance will be in operation along with our new crowd care text service where fans can text the head steward if any incident occurs around you.”

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