Feathertone search for perpetrator of racist abuse

Featherstone have launched an appeal to track down an individual alleged to have directed racist abuse at a match official following their match against Toulouse on Saturday.

It’s understood the supporter in question confronted a touch judge as was leaving the pitch and used racist language, before quickly leaving the ground.

The club’s statement explains: “The club are continuing to investigate an incident where eye-witnesses report that a number of fans directed foul and abusive language towards match officials with one fan making a racist remark to a match official before fleeing the ground.

“The incident took place outside the Rovers Superstore as the Match Officials were returning to their changing rooms.”

Rovers have released a description of the alleged culprit following receipt of the match commissioner’s report.

  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • White ethnicity
  • Wearing a black jacket with green writing on the back and a cap

Featherstone Rovers CEO Davide 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.”