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CLUB STATEMENT

Featherstone Rovers were made aware of an incident that took place following the final whistle of the Rovers game against Toulouse on Saturday 7th September.

The club are continuing to investigate an incident where eye-witnesses report that a number of fans directed foul and abusive language towards match officials with one fan making a racist remark to a match official before fleeing the ground.

The incident took place outside the Rovers Superstore as the Match Officials were returning to their changing rooms.

We are continuing the investigation and we are looking for anyone who can help us identify the culprit who made the racist remark. The following description has come from the Match Commissioners report.

  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • White ethnicity
  • Wearing a black jacket with green writing on the back and a cap

All information that is shared with the club will be dealt with confidentially.

Featherstone Rovers CEO, Davide Longo said: “Once again we are in a situation where a minority of fans have let the club and the rest of the Featherstone Rovers fanbase down. We are working alongside the RFL to investigate this latest incident that has brought the club’s reputation into disrepute. The club have a zero tolerance on foul and abusive language and the comments that have been made to the match officials following the game on Saturday are unacceptable. We have been working hard to recover the reputation of the Rovers fans after a number of incidents already during the season and we felt the measures that we had already put in place were starting to work. We are very disappointed to be having to investigate another incident of this kind but we will continue to work in order to find the culprit.”

Anybody that can help the club can do so by emailing davide.longo@featherstonerovers.co.uk