- Forward handed minimum suspension by RFL
- Tribunal: ‘We do not find that he is a racist’
The Wigan forward Tony Clubb has been suspended for eight games by the Rugby Football League after being found guilty of racially abusing Hull’s Andre Savelio, but an independent tribunal has stated that they believe the 33-year-old is not a racist.
Savelio made an allegation of racism against Clubb during last Thursday’s meeting between the two sides, alleging that the prop called him a “stupid Polynesian cunt” during the game at the DW Stadium. Clubb subsequently received a Grade F charge of unacceptable language/abuse based on national or ethnic origin.
Written by Aaron Bower
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