Wigan Warriors prop Tony Clubb has been banned for eight video games for utilizing racist language throughout his aspect’s Super League win in opposition to Hull FC on Thursday.
The 33-year-old directed his remark in direction of Hull ahead Andre Savelio, who reported it to referee James Child through the match.
An unbiased tribunal discovered Clubb responsible of utilizing “unacceptable language based on national or ethnic origin”.
“This was serious misconduct,” stated Guy Kearl QC, who chaired the tribunal.
“We have considered the evidence of both players and the circumstances surrounding the allegation and find that we are reasonably satisfied, taking into account the seriousness of the charge, that the words were said, albeit in the heat of the moment, but nevertheless were said.”
Clubb, who was suspended by Wigan on Friday after they began their very own investigation, has additionally been fined £500.
In handing down the choice on Tuesday, Kearl stated Clubb “brought the game into disrepute” however added that the tribunal “do not find that he is a racist” after making an allowance for character references introduced by the membership.
“On this occasion he used unacceptable language in the heat of the moment,” Kearl added.
“We have therefore reduced the penalty to take account of his character and good disciplinary record to a suspension for eight matches and a £500 fine.”