Sligo Rovers chairman says anti-social behaviour is rare at home games

The Chairperson of Sligo Rovers Football Club says the anti-social behaviour which took place after Saturday’s game between Rovers and Dundalk in the Show Grounds was an ‘isolated incident’.


Tommy Higgins says the alleged brawl between rival supporters which took place on Saturday night following the meeting of the sides in the League of Ireland Premier Division was very much out of character for games in Sligo.


It’s understood that a confrontation developed between small groups of supporters from both clubs outside the ground, as away fans were preparing to board a supporter’s bus.


A video of the incident was shared on social media.


The incident happened less than 48 hours after a fresh online appeal was made by the club regarding crowd behavior at League of Ireland matches.

The club issued a reminder to what it described as a ‘small minority of supporters’ regarding the ban on the use of pyrotechnics and general conduct inside match venues.


Last week, Rovers confirmed that they had banned one supporter from future Rovers matches following incidents in Dublin during the St Patrick’s Athletic league game.


Speaking to OceanFM News Tommy Higgins says there is a family friendly atmosphere at the Showgrounds and incidents of this nature are very rare.


Mr Higgins says it’s important to establish all the details surrounding the incidents of Saturday night’s event.