St Helens to issue life bans following crowd misbehaviour at Warrington

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St Helens have released a statement following crowd behaviour at Warrington on Thursday night in Super League.

Supporters in the away end were seen with flares following their 12-10 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The club has released a statement stating that those found guilty will be issued a life ban from the club.

St Helens release statement

The club said in a statement: “The vast majority of Saints supporters behave impeccably in supporting the club’s teams. However there remains a minority who continue to act in an anti-social manner that puts the safety of fellow supporters at risk, particularly concerning pyrotechnics and flares.

“Pyrotechnics are strictly prohibited under both rugby and football ground regulations. They can burn at an extraordinary heat and cause serious injuries to those who carry them and fellow spectators. Not to mention the damage they can cause to the playing surface – costing the club thousands of pounds.

“The club has taken preventative actions at ‘home’ games this season with added stewarding and ‘sniffer’ dogs patrolling the stadium. However, a small selection of supporters continue to cause issues on our visits to opposing Super League stadia.

“This was again evident in Thursday evening’s victory over Warrington Wolves as a pyrotechnic was thrown onto the field. Alcohol was also thrown at a Warrington player. Both instances are simply not acceptable, and these actions do not reflect the culture of our club.

“This is not the first time the throwing of objects has been highlighted to us. These are mindless actions involving a small minority of our St Helens fans and is NOT acceptable.

“The club continues to work with the relevant authorities to ensure those responsible for such disorder are held to account for their actions. These irresponsible people will be issued with life bans and could also be subject to a police prosecution.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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