Statement on allegation of racial abuse

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo has provided the following update after allegations of racial abuse during last night’s game between the Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights.

“We are an inclusive sport and we pride ourselves on our diversity,” Abdo said.

“I have requested the NRL Integrity Unit investigate the allegations as a matter of urgency.

“We will speak to all parties involved in order to get to the bottom of the allegations and ensure a fair and respectful process for all.

“Player welfare is our absolute priority. We will do everything we can to make sure our players feel safe and supported.

“Any form of racism or vilification will not be tolerated in our game.”

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