Rugby league players clash with fans in the crowd after league win

Salford defeated Huddersfield on Easter Monday

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Players of the Super League team Salford Red Devils had to enter the crowd on Monday to protect their families after an altercation between fans got out of control.

Justin Carney and Junior S'au entered the crowd after the Red Devils' 26-24 win over the Huddersfield Giants. Pictures of the two players were shown on social media in altercations with some of the team's fans.

It was later revealed that the two players entered the crowd to protect family members who were close to the fighting. Afterwards Salford's head coach Ian Watson revealed that Carney's children were "a little bit shaken" by what had happened. 

Outspoken Salford owner Marwan Koukash apologised for the fans' behaviour and said in a statement after the incident: "We will work closely with the Giants and the RFL in our investigation and this minority of thugs responsible will be identified and dealt with by the Club in the coming days. There is no place in Rugby League for them."

Salford's win moved the team up to seventh in the table, while Huddersfield remain in twelfth and last place after eight games.