Dragons address concerns over flags

Catalans Dragons have released a statement explaining why a flag was removed from their match with Castleford Tigers on Saturday.

Stories had circulated around social media that a Tigers fan was told to remove a rainbow flag at the game.

They confirm it was due to the flag blocking an advertising board.

The statement read: “Catalans Dragons are happy to confirm that supporters flags are welcome in all the stands at Gilbert Brutus Stadium.

“We noted the complaints of certain Castleford supporters but, having reviewed the CCTV footage and numerous photos in the media, we can confirm that supporters were able to display their flags and colours throughout.

“However it is important that flags and banners do not cover advertising boards.

“Stadium security staff are briefed to ensure that advertising boards are kept clear throughout the game.

“The investigation found that one person was asked to remove a flag because it was covering an advertising board.

“The only banners and flags forbidden in our stadium and other sports stadia would be those which are insulting or inciting violence.

“We can confirm that no such incidents were reported on Saturday during our match against Castleford. “

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