Unsavoury scenes as Salford players involved in altercations with their own fans

Children were caught-up in the melee following yesterday’s game.

SALFORD RED DEVILS have been forced to apologise for the behaviour of a group of their supporters following unsavoury scenes during the club’s win over Huddersfield Giants yesterday.

Several of their players became involved in an extraordinary off-field altercation after the Super League clash at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Following the final whistle, Junior Sa’u and other Salford players rushed over to their own fans to try to stop their families being squashed after fighting broke out, in scenes that marred what was an important victory.

Salford head coach Ian Watson revealed afterwards that his players had gone into the crowd to protect family members and that the children of some of the backroom staff were left ‘shaken’ by the incident.

One photo on social media shows New Zealander S’au appearing to restrain a fan on the ground.

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“We are working closely with Huddersfield Giants to identify those responsible for what happened following today’s game against the Giants,” said a spokesperson for the Red Devils.

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“We are now fully investigating not just what started it, but those people involved too and how it was dealt with.”

Wilson also lamented the after-match chaos.

“They should be made accountable,” he said. “This is a family game. They are not the type of fans we want.”

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