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Spectator banned for tripping player
ESPN Staff
May 1, 2014
The spectator is caught on camera tripping a player © Twitter

A spectator has been caught on camera tripping a player as he attempted to stop a try during an Under-16s match.

The match in question was a game in the Hertfordshire Shield Cup and the Fullerians were on the wrong side of a hammering by Royston Rugby Club's Under-16 team. The incident happened 10 minutes from the end and such was the outrage at the man's actions, the game was halted.

Fullerians president Mike Musk slammed the incident, saying: "I wasn't there, but I've seen the photo. We have had a committee meeting since and will have further meetings. It was certainly deplorable and the only mitigation I can give is that it would seem that it was out of character for this person. We have taken action and as far as I am aware, he has been banned from the touchline at matches until next December or January."

The Royston Rugby Club president Jamie Johnson added: "There is now an investigation taking place within their club and we will also be putting forward our own statement."

Royston won the game 64-5.

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