Munster Release Statement Following Investigation Into Pitch Invader


The Munster Rugby supporter who invaded the pitch at the Ricoh Arena after the province’s Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens has been banned from both Musgrave Park in Cork and Thomond Park in Limerick following an investigation.

The supporter ran onto the pitch after the game and confronted Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola following his controversial decision to support Israel Folau’s homophobic comments.

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He was banned from the Ricoh Arena shortly after the game, but Munster have now made sure he cannot ever attend either of their stadiums also.

“Following further investigation into the incident involving a spectator entering the field of play at the Ricoh Arena the province can confirm that a decision has been made to prohibit the supporter from attending matches at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, in addition to the ban from the Ricoh Arena.” a Munster statement read.

“The province wishes to reiterate it does not condone the entry of any spectator to the field of play.”

“While it was hugely disappointing to see a supporter breach the stadium regulations, the behaviour of this one individual is not reflective of our supporters.”