RFL condemns ‘disgraceful’ homophobic abuse aimed at match official

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The Rugby Football League has condemned the “disgraceful” homophobic abuse directed at one of its senior match officials, Marcus Griffiths, after he revealed the scale of personal attacks he has suffered on social media.

Griffiths, one of the RFL’s full‑time panel of referees, officiated Huddersfield’s Super League game against Leeds on Sunday, which the Giants won 21-12. However, he has subsequently been subjected to a series of homophobic slurs on social media, with Griffiths publicly revealing on Tuesday screenshots of messages sent to his accounts.

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Written by Aaron Bower
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/aug/29/rfl-condemns-disgraceful-homophobic-abuse-aimed-at-match-official under the title “RFL condemns ‘disgraceful’ homophobic abuse aimed at match official”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.