Furious Castleford fans refuse to leave stadium in protest after Huddersfield defeat

Castleford Tigers slipped to the bottom of Super League tonight as Huddersfield Giants defeated them 28-0 and it’s led to some incredible scenes at Wheldon Road, with a number of fans refusing to leave the stadium in an act of protest.

The Tigers fell to the heavy defeat courtesy of a Sam Halsall hattrick with both Leroy Cudjoe and Chris McQueen also getting on the scoresheet, but it was Castleford’s inability to score that drew more attention with the Tigers looking toothless.

It was a very sorry showing for Cas and marked their fifth consecutive loss with this being the one that planted them bottom of Super League.

What has followed though is quite extraordinary with a large number of fans refusing to leave the stadium.

Sky Sports showed footage of the fans who were stood in the stands and being pleaded with by security to leave but it seems that the supporters have had enough and are now staging what looks to be a sit-in protest.

This tweet highlighted that it isn’t simply a handful of disgruntled supporters but a huge crowd, with the Twitter user claiming that “a few hundred fans” were holding back.

One Twitter user who is taking part in the protest has explained that he is “staying until Last is gone”.

Fans joked in response that he may need “sandwiches and hot drinks bringing” with the club having failed to act earlier during this bad run of form.

The initial user who was partaking in the protest then posted footage of stewards trying to get the fans to leave the ground.

Another fan showed that they had managed to stay behind even after being prompted to leave with the lights being turned off on them.

Another fan joked about how the last strikes the town had seen were the Miners strikes decades ago.

One of those involved revealed that the lights had been turned off in an attempt to force them to leave.

Before then celebrating and posing for a picture after they heard rumours that Andy Last had been sacked.

They also justified their involvement by referencing Sky’s coverage.