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Rotherham United Club Statement

4 February 2014

Following the last minute winner from Alex Revell on Saturday there was an incident where a very small number of supporters invaded the pitch. 

The Football Association have this morning launched an investigation into how this happened and what Rotherham United propose to do to ensure this does not happen in the future.

We appeal to supporters to contact the club if they have any information as to the identity of the individuals pictured.

Rotherham United FC take such incidents very seriously and anyone behaving in such a way can expect to have firm action taken against them. We will also assist South Yorkshire Police in seeking prosecutions for any criminal offences that may have been committed.

The Football Offences Act clearly states the following ‘It is an offence for a person at a designated football match to go onto the playing area, or any area adjacent to the playing area to which spectators are not generally admitted, without lawful authority or lawful excuse (which shall be for him to prove).’

The club understands that the last minute winning goal provided feelings of strong emotions but we cannot allow supporters to enter the field of play at any time.

There were in excess of 8,000 supporters inside New York Stadium on Saturday and the vast majority of people were exceptionally well behaved with no arrests or ejections that took place. 

Please help us to identify this small minority of people by contacting the club with any relevant information you may have at or call the main number on 08444 140733.

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