Rochdale Football Club and Bradford City condemn the unacceptable behaviour of a small minority of fans from both clubs who interrupted the competitive but happy nature of supporters who turned out to back their team in an impeccable manner on Saturday.
The throwing of dangerous pyrotechnic flares and other missiles will not be tolerated. Both clubs have a zero-tolerance stance on any irresponsible action that places the safety of spectators at risk, and may also harm the excellent reputation of the vast majority of supporters.
Investigations by Dale and the Bantams have already started, and those found to have been involved in such incidents will be issued with banning orders.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the vast majority of supporters from both clubs who behaved impeccably. We will do our utmost to ensure incidents like this do not happen again.