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In a statement on Wednesday, West Yorkshire Police said it was "aware of a reported breach of coronavirus restrictions at Millennium Stadium, Featherstone, on Saturday, March 27, and has been working alongside the Rugby Football League (RFL) in ensuring this is investigated and appropriate sanctions put in place.

‚ÄúAs a result of information that has come to light as part of these enquiries, West Yorkshire Police has instigated a review of the premises licence.‚ÄĚ

Featherstone Rovers may face booze fan after alleged Covid breach following Batley Bulldogs Challenge Cup match | Yorkshire Post

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2 hours ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

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In a statement on Wednesday, West Yorkshire Police said it was "aware of a reported breach of coronavirus restrictions at Millennium Stadium, Featherstone, on Saturday, March 27, and has been working alongside the Rugby Football League (RFL) in ensuring this is investigated and appropriate sanctions put in place.

‚ÄúAs a result of information that has come to light as part of these enquiries, West Yorkshire Police has instigated a review of the premises licence.‚ÄĚ

Featherstone Rovers may face booze fan after alleged Covid breach following Batley Bulldogs Challenge Cup match | Yorkshire Post

In brief, the police can't be arsed and don't want to alienate themselves in the local community so have handed it over to the council who are politicians reliant on local votes so will come to the same conclusion and just hand out a vague warning of some sort.

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6 hours ago, Whippet13 said:

In brief, the police can't be arsed and don't want to alienate themselves in the local community so have handed it over to the council who are politicians reliant on local votes so will come to the same conclusion and just hand out a vague warning of some sort.

"Featherstone Rovers have been advised as to their responsibilities and will ensure that the next time we're in a 16 month long pandemic that they behave like good boys and girls"

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44 minutes ago, Griff said:

The licence was always the big risk.

Possibly  the police have said  it had asked for the club's premises licence, which allows it to serve booze to fans, to be reviewed by Wakefield Council.but  no beer was served all the clubs bars were all closed  at the time it was   the idiots who  brought their own beer to the shenanigans 

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4 minutes ago, POR said:

Possibly  the police have said  it had asked for the club's premises licence, which allows it to serve booze to fans, to be reviewed by Wakefield Council.but  no beer was served all the clubs bars were all closed  at the time it was   the idiots who  brought their own beer to the shenanigans 

Doesn't matter.. your licence, your responsibility for what happens and what is drunk there, doesn't matter if you sold it. The bar area was open and they were sitting in it, therefore they have to abide by the law that applies to that licence. 

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53 minutes ago, POR said:

Possibly  the police have said  it had asked for the club's premises licence, which allows it to serve booze to fans, to be reviewed by Wakefield Council.but  no beer was served all the clubs bars were all closed  at the time it was   the idiots who  brought their own beer to the shenanigans 

The club's responsible for its premises.  They shouldn't have been in the bar whether or not anything was sold to them.

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Just now, Spidey said:

Hmmm. 2 weeks longer than a recent disciplinary case. 

Should have gone for the heat of the moment defence

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38 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

Should have gone for the heat of the moment defence

An observation here. Me and my mate will take the pizz out  of each other mercilessly. No holes barred and at times utterly foul - even on Christmas cards. He's one of my closest mates of many years whom I trust implicitly.

However, I keep all the tripe away from social media and from the eyes and ears of others. We both hold professional registrations that could be compromised should that stuff ever get shared with anyone else.

Ben will learn an expensive lesson here.

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13 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

An observation here. Me and my mate will take the pizz out  of each other mercilessly. No holes barred and at times utterly foul - even on Christmas cards. He's one of my closest mates of many years whom I trust implicitly.

However, I keep all the tripe away from social media and from the eyes and ears of others. We both hold professional registrations that could be compromised should that stuff ever get shared with anyone else.

Ben will learn an expensive lesson here.

The RFL says it received several complaints, including one from Worrincy, who said ‚Äúit made me feel a combination of emotions from anger, upset and disappointment‚ÄĚ.


Maybe if he said it in private he wouldn’t have received a punishment, but Worrincy would still feel this way. So yeah maybe he’s learned to keep his racist comments to himself now

Then again...

It heard that Blackmore, who claimed the post was an ‚Äúin joke‚ÄĚ, did not express any real regret nor did he apologise for it.

 

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1 minute ago, Spidey said:

The RFL says it received several complaints, including one from Worrincy, who said ‚Äúit made me feel a combination of emotions from anger, upset and disappointment‚ÄĚ.


Maybe if he said it in private he wouldn’t have received a punishment, but Worrincy would still feel this way. So yeah maybe he’s learned to keep his racist comments to himself now

Absolutely. 

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Just now, Robin Evans said:

Absolutely. 

I was a bit slow posting, what is you think of the following..

It heard that Blackmore, who claimed the post was an ‚Äúin joke‚ÄĚ, did not express any real regret nor did he apologise for it.

 

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Just now, Spidey said:

I was a bit slow posting, what is you think of the following..

It heard that Blackmore, who claimed the post was an ‚Äúin joke‚ÄĚ, did not express any real regret nor did he apologise for it.

 

Then he's as daft as a brush. Get your hands held high and declare your regret.... and learn a bloody lesson. 

I genuinely do think he thought it was a joke without any ill intent but its racist nonetheless. Sh it like this might have been passed over without a second thought in 1974. We live in a world of increasing awareness now.  You just can say this sh it and get away with it

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Just now, Robin Evans said:

Then he's as daft as a brush. Get your hands held high and declare your regret.... and learn a bloody lesson. 

I genuinely do think he thought it was a joke without any ill intent but its racist nonetheless. Sh it like this might have been passed over without a second thought in 1974. We live in a world of increasing awareness now.  You just can say this sh it and get away with it

The fact that Rob Worrincy has complained should resonate with him if they were mates. If one of my mates felt that about something I’d say I’d be mortified. 

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10 minutes ago, Spidey said:

The fact that Rob Worrincy has complained should resonate with him if they were mates. If one of my mates felt that about something I’d say I’d be mortified. 

Depends on the mate. There are somethings I will say and discuss with some mates that I definitely wouldn't with others. I would not normally say anything to anyone if I knew it would offend.

There are other times when I have been deliberately offensive but believe my words were justified.

As my old mentor used to say.... "it's all about being reight wi folks lad"!

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23 minutes ago, Spidey said:

The fact that Rob Worrincy has complained should resonate with him if they were mates.

Looking at the report, it really hasn't though, has it?

He's probably more peeved that his mate didn't like his racist joke.

They won't even have a laugh now, will they?

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Very good words from Worrincy. I'm staggered with Blackmore's response to this considering he said they were close friends. Dare I say, instead of making up some nonsense story, if he had admitted to an error of judgement and apologised wholeheartedly he wouldn't have got a 10 week ban. Just shows he had no remorse, and didn't even consider the impact on his friend. 

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