Koukash apologises to ‘decent fans’

Dr Marwan Koukash has apologised to Huddersfield Giants and ‘decent fans’ after ugly scenes in the away end marred Salford’s victory at the John Smith’s Stadium on Easter Monday.

The Red Devils won the game 26-24, but a fight broke out amongst a minority of those in the Salford end.

Some of the Salford players’ families were seated in the area where the disturbance took place and centre Junior Sa’u and winger Justin Carney ran through the crowd to their aid.

In a statement on the club’s website, Koukash said: “I want to apologise to the Huddersfield Giants and to all the decent fans at the game today.

 “We will work closely with the Giants and the RFL in our investigation and this minority of thugs responsible will be identified and dealt with by the Club in the coming days. There is no place in Rugby League for them.”
Red Devils head coach Ian Watson told the BBC after the game: “The players went in to get their children.”
 Watson confirmed that the children of Carney and the teams conditioner Greg Brown escaped injury following the melee; “They’re all OK, but they shouldn’t be scenes you see at rugby.

 

“It should be a good game and family sport to come to. People that are causing problems and fighting don’t deserve to be involved.”

Reports suggest that a flare was thrown onto the field from the Salford end before a spectator was ejected by stewards moments before fighting broke out.

Anybody with information about the incident is urged to contact the Red Devils.

 

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