Hull KR Takes Action to Address Supporter Unrest After St Helens Clash

Rugby League: Hull KR Address Supporter Unrest After St Helens Clash

Hull KR have taken proactive steps to address the supporter unrest that occurred during their recent home victory over St Helens. The iconic East Stand at Craven Park is often a driving force behind the club’s impressive home record, with the passionate fans playing a vital role in spurring the team to success. However, ugly scenes were witnessed after KR’s 40-20 win in Round 10, with footage of the incidents circulating on social media and drawing widespread criticism.

Supporter Concerns and Club’s Response

The club has now provided updates from a recent supporters’ meeting, where the matter was discussed at length. The East Stand Representative expressed growing concerns over fan behavior, including the “throwing of bottles/beers” and the general safety of supporters within the stand. It was noted that while such issues were once isolated to big occasions, they now seem to occur “at most games,” with the St Helens clash being a particular low point.

In response, Hull KR have introduced additional measures to address the concerns. The club’s security team’s Chief Operating Officer, Chris Richardson, explained that while the problems are caused by a minority of the 5,000-strong fanbase, the club is taking action. More stewards and response teams have been deployed at the back of the stand, and new signage will be in place for the upcoming Huddersfield game.

“Education of behavior” to discourage such incidents, though Richardson acknowledged that alcohol-fueled confrontational supporters can be difficult to reason with.

Investigation by the RFL

The RFL has also confirmed that they will be investigating the events at the St Helens match.

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