Tigers supporter given lifetime ban

Posted: Thursday 18th April 2019 - 12:39 PM

Earlier this month, the club issued a warning to supporters that a zero-tolerance approach was being taken to the use of incendiary devices such as smoke bombs, fireworks and flares by home or away supporters.

The latest incident involved a smoke bomb being set off at last week’s match against Huddersfield Giants, which caused two fans to require medical attention due to breathing difficulties and led to an appeal for information from supporters to help identify those responsible.

The club would like to thank everybody who has provided information following this appeal and can confirm that the Tigers’ ground safety team has now successfully identified the culprit and taken appropriate action.

This includes the fan in question having his 2019 season ticket cancelled and receiving a lifetime ban from the Mend-A-Hose Jungle and all other stadia.

Castleford Tigers would like to further reiterate that any home or away supporter caught igniting a smoke bomb, firework or flare at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, or a Tigers fan identified committing a similar offence at an away fixture, will be dealt with accordingly.

The club would like to further thank the vast majority of fans for their continued support of the club and impeccable behaviour on matchdays.

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