Traumatized mum says Souths supporters were so ‘disgusting’ to Cowboys fans that her young son hid the North Queensland logo on his jacket by FEAR and his family was forced out of the game early
- South Sydney Rabbitohs beat North Queensland Cowboys 20-10
- Victory crucial and assured that the Souths will play the final of football in 2022
- A North Queensland family came to the Accor Stadium to cheer on their team
- They were forced out early ‘because of Rabbitohs fan abuse’
- Filed a complaint with the NRL over the behavior of Souths supporters
A North Queensland family have filed a formal complaint with the NRL after they were forced to leave the Accor Stadium early due to alleged abuse by supporters in South Sydney.
The family recently moved to Sydney and went to the Saturday night blockbuster between the Rabbitohs and the Cowboys at the Homebush.
It was their first time attending a Souths game at the Accor stadium and mother Cindy said they were stunned by the abusive behavior and language of the crowd.
Cindy (left) posted this image of her family with her startling statement about the abuse they allegedly suffered from Souths fans on Saturday night
Souths star Latrell Mitchell points the finger at the crowd after a try was scored against the Cowboys
It ultimately meant they were forced off in the first half, with his 10-year-old son hiding the Cowboys logo on his jacket because he feared for his safety.
“We will never see another game against [the] Rabbitohs,” she posted to a group of North Queensland Cowboys supporters on social media.
‘We’re totally passionate – we’re NQlders – but the dirt, the language, the lude actions and the words that came out of South’s mouth to not only [toward] the visiting Cowboys, [but] Cowboys fans and [referee Gerard] Suton.
‘[They had no] towards the families present, even their own.
‘[It] was something that even flabbergasted our 7 and 10 year olds to the point that they wanted to leave 20 minutes into the first half.
“It was absolutely disgusting that it really toned down what was such a lead to an exciting experience.
“We may be from the North, but I can say we’ve never given a visiting team the reception that we experienced last night and that our guys experienced. It was nothing but disgusting.
Cowboys fans were disgusted to read about the Bogan family’s football experience
Ms Bogan said the moment her eldest son felt he had to hide the fact that he was a Cowboys fan was the final straw.
“It was just disgusting. When a 10 year old who absolutely LOVES his Cowboys feels for his own ‘protection’ on a mental note that he had to cover his NQ Cowboys crest on his jacket and walked out of the stadium with such a look of sadness, not on the loss but on people’s actions and words – that’s when you go too far,” she said.
Hess is sent to the trash for a tackle gone wrong against Campbell Graham on Saturday
Ms Bogan said the family had reported the incident to the NRL but she does not expect any action to be taken.
‘Complaint sent by e-mail this morning directly to the NRL. I highly doubt anything will come of it, but my play has now been said,’ she said.
South Sydney will continue to call the Accor Stadium after a failed bid to move to the new Allianz Stadium.
The Rabbitohs beat the Cowboys 20-10 to secure their place in the final after the visitors were reduced to 11 men on the field with Coen Hess and Kyle Feldt in the trash.