Featherstone slapped with £10k fine for crowd trouble

Featherstone have been fined £10,000 by the Rugby Football League for poor crowd behaviour.

Half of Rovers’ fine has been suspended until the end of the 2020 season.

The fine comes after Featherstone were in breach of the RFL’s operational rules relating to crowd behaviour following their home fixture against Bradford on May 26.

The RFL took into account mitigation from the club in making the decision and has “welcomed” Featherstone’s approach to the issue in recent weeks.

Featherstone have separated home and away fans, along with hiring more security on matchdays.

An RFL spokesperson said: “As the governing body, the RFL continues to work with all sections of the game on the ‘Enjoy the Game’ campaign and is committed to ensuring that rugby league is an inclusive sport accessible to and enjoyed by all.”

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