Salford defeated Huddersfield on Easter Monday
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.
We'd like to apologise for the behaviour of some of our fans today. We'll be working with @Giantsrl to find those involved.— Salford Red Devils (@SalfordDevils) March 28, 2016
Salford's win moved the team up to seventh in the table, while Huddersfield remain in twelfth and last place after eight games.