England’s Tom Curry was overheard alleging to referee Ben O’Keefe that a South African participant delivered a racist slur during the semi-final on the Stade de France on Saturday evening. The flanker was heard accusing South African hooker Bongi Mbonambi of calling him a “white c***”.
It’s supposed to gain occurred around 30 minutes into the game when England were leading 9-3. Curry spoke to the Original Zealand referee and the conversation was picked up on the microphone.
He will almost certainly be heard saying: “Sir, Sir, if their hooker calls me a white c*** what fabricate I fabricate?”
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O’Keeffe replies: “Nothing please.” He then provides “I will be on it” even even though it’s no longer determined if this in reference to Curry’s complaint nonetheless he takes no motion against Mbonambi. There could be no such thing as a audible proof of Mbonambi’s alleged abuse. After the final whistle Mbonambi refused to shake Curry’s hand.
Following the game the Sale Sharks participant was asked if Mbonambi said something he set aside no longer want he replied: “Yeah” nonetheless would no longer converse the specific critical points. “It doesn’t ought to be talked about,” he said.
World Rugby has been approached for touch upon the allegations nonetheless gain no longer but said anything. If it was going to be cited it would ought to be finished within 36 hours of the finish of the game.
South Africa forwards coach Deon Davids regarded unaware of the incident when speaking at a Springboks press convention on Sunday morning. “I’m no longer aware of that, I’m no longer aware of any comment, if it was discussed,” Davids said. “I’m no longer certain what the comment was or when it was said. I don’t know.”
In 2016 England prop Joe Marler was banned for 2 fits after he known as Wales prop Samson Lee “Gypsy boy” during a Six Countries match.
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