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Munster Release Statement On Spectator Who Confronted Billy Vunipola

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Munster Rugby have released a statement on the spectator who entered the pitch after the full-time whistle to confront Billy Vunipola. 

Munster exited the Heineken Champions Cup at the semi-final stage when they lost 32-16 to Saracens at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday afternoon.

Much of the reaction to that loss has centred around Vunipola and the booing he received throughout the game.

The spectator, who was wearing a Munster jersey, was detained by stadium authorities but released without charge, it is understood.

Billy Vunipola

Munster have condemned the incident and make the point that the spectator is not a member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club (MRSC) and that he does not hold a season ticket with the province.

“Aligned with EPCR, Munster Rugby do not condone the entry of any spectator to the field of play,” a statement read.

“The incident following the Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday involved a spectator wearing a Munster jersey.

“The province wishes to confirm that the identified spectator is not a member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club, and does not hold a season ticket with the province.

“Munster Rugby will investigate the incident further.”

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Author: Sean McMahon

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