Formal investigation over alleged racist chanting at Wakefield-Bradford

The RFL has launched a formal investigation into alleged racist chanting during last Saturday’s match at Wakefield.

The Wildcats announced earlier this week they were probing “misconduct and unacceptable behaviour of spectators” at Belle Vue.

Now the RFL are to investigate a number of incidents which the match commissioner is believed to have included in his post-match report to the governing body.

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter said his club would work with their stewarding company, West Yorkshire Police and the RFL to identify the perpetrators and ban them for life.

Carter said: “I will not tolerate any form of abuse, and if there are culprits who are proven to be guilty of this, they will be banned from ever attending another game in which this club plays.”