Super League club issue statement after “isolated incidents” from supporters

Wigan Warriors, Leigh Leopards and St Helens are all chasing Catalans Dragons at the top of Super League whilst the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils are fighting for play-off spots whilst Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity battle for Super League survival.

It is a superb season for fans to watch but some fans sadly cross a line with their behaviour.

Fortunately, this is rare and few and far between in Super League. We rarely see crowd trouble.

This is how we are able to have events like the Magic Weekend or even the collective events like Challenge Cup Finals at Wembley.

Even when we do see statements on supporter behaviour are after smaller incidents which is credit to the clubs.

Wigan Warriors have issued a statement on the behaviour of their supporters after isolated incidents.

“Wigan Warriors reminds all supporters of behaviour standards when attending home games at the DW Stadium.

“Wigan Warriors would like to remind supporters that any form of antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. During the recent games, we had isolated incidents with a small group of supporters throwing drinks and other objects, particularly when celebrating.

“Warriors have a wide supporter base, and we want to ensure that we maintain a safe and inclusive environment for all supporters to enjoy the game. Whilst we do encourage positive celebration at matchdays, we ask that you are respectful of your fellow supporters and the environment around you.

“The support we have had for the 2023 season has been magnificent and we value the important part that all supporters play in our club. However, we will not allow actions of a minority group to have a negative impact on our matchday experience. As such, we reserve the right to remove individuals from the stadium who do not adhere to basic conduct standards.”

We have to pay credit to Wigan as a club for for taking action so that we can have an enjoyable, safe and welcoming end to the Super League season in which the Warriors are aiming for Grand Final glory.