An official statement has been made by Featherstone Rovers following the news yesterday that halfback Dane Chisholm has been handed an eight-game ban for an alleged ‘serious derogatory slur’.
The West Yorkshire club gave this statement in response: “Featherstone Rovers can confirm that Dane Chisholm has been subject to an RFL Operational Rules Tribunal regarding an accusation of discriminatory language, which was made by an Oldham RLFC staff member at the game played on 29th August 2021.
The club added “Dane strongly denies the accusation. We stand by Dane and are appealing the decision.
“Featherstone Rovers have a track record of working with people of all backgrounds, in particular, our work with members of our community with learning difficulties is second to none, these are projects that Dane and other members of the squad have played a key part in. We work closely with our principal partners at Millennium Support to provide opportunities for those with learning difficulties, this is well demonstrated in our LDRL programme of which we’re incredibly proud.
“Whilst we work with Dane and legal counsel on the appeal process, we will not be making any further comment at this time.”