Featherstone threaten playing games behind closed doors over continued crowd trouble

Featherstone chief executive Davide Longo has revealed the club are considering playing games behind closed doors because of more poor crowd behaviour.

Rovers are investigating an incident that occurred after Sunday’s defeat to Toulouse in the Championship, which involved a supporter abusing a match official.

It’s not the first time poor spectator behaviour has occurred at Featherstone this year, with the club being fined £10,000 by the Rugby Football League at the start of August.

Longo told BBC Radio Leeds: “We’re zero tolerance for this now.

“It brings the club into disrepute. We’re trying to protect the family image of the sport.

“We’re not saying that Featherstone is squeaky clean and other clubs have their issues, but we’re not going to tolerate it.

“We’ve banned three of the fans and I’ve threatened the supporters that if it was to continue we’d look at playing games behind closed doors or banning alcohol.

“If that’s what it takes to get rid of the people who are letting us down then we’re going to do it.”


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