Featherstone search for fan who racially abused match official

Featherstone have asked for supporters help in trying to identify a fan who racially abused a match official on Saturday.

Rovers had two tries ruled out in their 26-24 defeat to Toulouse with the officials receiving a torrent of abuse at the end of the game.

And as they walked from the field, one supporter is alleged to have made a racist remark before fleeing from the ground.

The club have released a statement explaining that there is an ongoing investigation, with the Match Commissioners report providing a description of the culprit as outlined below.

– 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 and should be emailed to [email protected]

After a number of indiscretions by the club’s supporters this season, Featherstone CEO Davide Longo has threatened to take home games behind closed doors.

On the latest incident, 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.”

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