NRL fan removed from BlueBet stadium after allegedly hurling racist abuse at Latrell Mitchell, as video footage shows South Sydney stars reacting to disgusting slur
An NRL fan wearing a Roosters jersey was reportedly removed from the BlueBet stadium after allegedly targeting a racist slur at South Sydney star Latrell Mitchell.
According to Channel 9, the incident is said to have occurred as the players came off the field during half-time of Souths’ clash with Penrith on Thursday night.
Clearly, security removed the fan at halftime.
“Latrell Mitchell was the target of a pretty disgusting racist insult,” said Danika Mason on Channel 9. “He heard it, his teammates heard it. South Sydney subsequently filed a formal complaint against the fan.
“The police investigated, they spoke to a member of the seating area next to the tunnel, a fan who was wearing a rooster costume.
“The NRL said they would look into the situation, they will look at the cameras in this area to determine where this racist slur came from.
Police also questioned some fans in the area. What we can expect is that the integrity unit will get involved and the NRL will crack down if they find the culprit.”
South Sydney lost the game 16-10, but a seething Jason Demetriou had only one thing on his mind in the post-match press conference: he called for racism to be eradicated from the NRL.
More to follow.