Featherstone Rovers impose life ban on spectator after firework incident during Leigh game

A firework was ignited in the second-half at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday.
A firework was ignited in the second-half at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers have imposed a life ban on the person responsible for a firework incident during yesterday’s 38-30 win at Leigh Centurions in the Betfred Championship.

In the second-half, a visiting spectator whose identity has now been confirmed was seen igniting a pyrotechnic.

Footage of the incident was captured by RoversTV cameras and has been forwarded to Leigh Sports Village and Leigh Centurions, aiding their own investigation alongside Greater Manchester Police.

A Rovers spokesperson said: “ The person responsible will be banned from attending Featherstone Rovers games for life and their details will be passed on to other clubs.

“We were bitterly disappointed to hear of this incident taking place, particularly on the back of such a fantastic victory.

“The majority of our supporters were superb yesterday and really helped the players pull off a huge win against a rival club.

“We have been made aware of the person responsible and their details have been passed on to the relevant parties.

“The culprit is not a member and, according to our records, isn’t someone who often attends games.

“We have acted swiftly to address the situation in a professional and appropriate manner.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who got in touch yesterday and today, offering evidence and witness statements.

“Such information has helped the club quickly conduct an investigation.”

Rovers say they will not be making any further comment.