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26 February 2018

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Rotherham United are investigating incidents which took place inside and outside the stadium during and after Saturday’s game with Doncaster Rovers.

The club are currently working closely with South Yorkshire Police and Doncaster Rovers as well as analysing match and CCTV footage, following a pitch incursion from a minority of supporters during Saturday’s game.
The club understands that the last minute winning goal provided feelings of strong emotions, but our duty of care to players and officials and responsibilities under FA regulations mean we cannot allow pitch incursions to take place.

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 are also investigating disorder on the concourse and outside the ground following the end of the game.

There were over 11,000 fans inside the stadium on Saturday and we are aware that only a small minority of people acted irresponsibly, with the vast majority enjoying a great afternoon's entertainment. It is regrettable therefore that we are having to take this sort of action.

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