Fans of Rugby League club Salford Red Devils will soon be able to send a text message to security staff at the ground to report when they feel intimidated or uncomfortable by the behaviour of others.
In a statement issued yesterday, the club say they will introduce the system following an incident at the end of Sunday’s game at the AJ Bell stadium against Leeds Rhinos when a spectator unhappy with the performance of the referee threw a plastic glass at him.
The statement issued said that Salford Red Devils totally condemn the actions of one supporter at the end of the defeat by Leeds Rhinos.
“There is no point where the behaviour that was exhibited can ever be acceptable and the fan responsible will now face a lifetime ban from the Red Devils.Seeing your team lose a game is not a justifiable reason to attempt to intimidate a match official or opponent.”
Red Devils CEO Ian Blease said:
“Our next game in the Super 8s will see the introduction of a text number where fans who feel intimidated or uncomfortable by the behaviour of others can text in anonymously and we will move on this information. We will be doing this in conjunction with the AJ Bell Stadium security team.”
The Club will release further information on its plans in the week.