Featherstone Rovers given hefty punishment for ‘unacceptable’ fan behaviour

Featherstone Rovers and the RFL have reached an Agreed Decision as a sanction for unacceptable behaviour by supporters during consecutive home Betfred Championship fixtures in 2021.

Compliance investigations were opened following complaints about an incident in the car park following the game against Widnes Vikings on June 6, and a report of missiles being thrown on to the pitch and endangering match officials and visiting players during the game against Bradford Bulls seven days later.

In each incident, the club have been found guilty of breaching Operational Rule B1:8, and as a result have been fined a total of £6,000 – half of it suspended until the end of the 2022 season.

The fine takes into account a number of previous incidents in recent years.

The RFL is grateful to Featherstone for their co-operation with the investigation and in reaching an Agreed Decision, and notes that the club have engaged with the Tackle It campaign in an attempt to change the mindset and behaviour of some supporters.

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