Rovers will not rush to punish fans
Blackburn will not rush into any action before deciding on possible sanctions against supporters involved in violence on Friday.
Police and local authorities in Heerenveen called the pre-season friendly off after intelligence emerged, via social networking sites, suggesting there would be a repeat of unsavoury scenes involving Rovers fans in Holland over the previous two evenings. There were clashes in Deventer on Friday night after Steve Kean's men went down 4-2 to Go Ahead Eagles and incidents with Blackburn and NEC followers occurred in Nijmegen on Saturday. "We always take advice off the police and authorities, who have a much better handle on these things and report back to us," said Rovers' operations director Paul Agnew. "We've never put the blinkers on for this sort of thing. If something official came back then obviously we would act accordingly. "It's something new to us. We've been in the UEFA Cup four times in the last 10 years and never had any problems before. "We've got a very good record of fans travelling abroad. It's a great shame because a number of our fans will have paid money and taken time to come to these games over the weekend and I feel very sorry for them."