Featherstone investigating pyrotechnic incident at Leigh

Featherstone Rovers are investigating an incident involving the use of a pyrotechnic which took place during their away fixture against Leigh Centurions yesterday.

In the 53rd minute into the Betfred Championship clash, a spectator whose identity has now been confirmed, is seen igniting a pyrotechnic, shortly after Martyn Ridyard’s try.

Rovers’ media team captured the incident on camera and it has been forward to Leigh Sports Village and Leigh Centurions, aiding their own investigation alongside Greater Manchester Police.

A spokesperson for the Rovers said: “We were bitterly disappointed to hear of this incident taking place, particularly on the back of such a fantastic victory.

“The majority of our supporters were superb yesterday and really helped the players pull off a huge win against a rival club.

“We have been made aware of the person responsible and their details have been passed on to the relevant parties.

“The culprit is not a member and, according to our records, isn’t someone who often attends games.

“We have acted swiftly to address the situation in a professional and appropriate manner.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who got in touch yesterday and today, offering evidence and witness statements.

“Such information has helped the club quickly conduct an investigation. The person responsible will be banned from attending Featherstone Rovers games for life and their details will be passed on to other clubs.”

The Featherstone club have confirmed that they will be making no further comment.

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