Salford Red Devils have launched their own investigation into the unacceptable behaviour that marred the end of the Club’s remarkable success in the Million Pound Game at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Saturday.
Trouble broke out when a minority of supporters from both the Red Devils and Hull KR clashed on the field after Gareth O’Brien’s dramatic Golden Point winner.
At a time when the rugby league world is focusing on the heroic efforts of the team in one of the most amazing sporting comebacks in recent times, the actions of a minority of spectators detracts from the remarkable achievement being talked about around the globe.
An event of this magnitude with so much on the line always carries the risk that a small number of people will not be able to control their emotions on the day. This however cannot ever excuse the scenes on Saturday afternoon perpetrated by a few.
The vast majority of spectators were able to celebrate an incredible finale appropriately.
The Salford Red Devils apologise unreservedly to all those affected by this unacceptable behaviour. Such behaviour has no place in our community or sport in general.
We will work in the coming days with the RFL, the Police and Hull Kingston Rovers to identify and ban all those spectators responsible.
The club will impose the toughest sanctions possible on those deemed to have behaved reprehensibly, regardless of which club they support.
Salford Red Devils and its Charitable Foundation continue to work extensively in the community to educate and help eradicate anti-social behaviour.
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