Australian reports claim that alleged Josh McGuire comment was “distressing”

Last week Warrington Wolves star signing Josh McGuire was found guilty of an unacceptable language charge which the RFL has confirmed pertains to a case of “disability discrimination” during Ben Currie’s testimonial.

The RFL released the following statement:

“Warrington Wolves’ Josh McGuire has been found guilty of using Unacceptable Language (disability discrimination) towards an opponent during his side’s recent pre-season game against Leigh Leopards at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

“McGuire was dismissed during the match and referred to tribunal on a Grade F charge carrying a minimum six-match suspension. He is also fined £1,000 and required to undertake mandatory education.

“Leigh’s Taealoaloa ‘Tom’ Amone, who was also referred to the independent tribunal on a Grade F charge of using Unacceptable Language, was found not guilty.

“The definition of ‘Unacceptable Language’ is stated on page 8 of the RFL’s Operational Rules 2023,  associated grading guidelines are set out on page 332 and sentencing guidelines on page 336.”

McGuire subsequently missed Warrington’s Round One win over Leeds Rhinos and will miss the next six weeks.

He is adamant he did not say the word he is accused of and has good reason behind this argument given he has a disability himself.

However, with little evidence available in the case in general, Warrington won’t be appealing the decision.

Now Australian publications have shone a light on the former NRL star highlighting that he has the worst foul play record in the NRL.

They also claim that what he is alleged to have said on his Warrington debut is “too distressing” to publish.

“This man has the worst foul play record in NRL history,” said Phil Rothfield of the Daily Telegraph.

“Gouging, head-highs, striking, crusher tackles, tripping, verbal abuse – you name it, he’s done it.

“Josh McGuire’s rap sheet is the nastiest since the NRL’s inception with the most guilty findings of any player.

“On 28 occasions he has been found guilty of foul play. All up he has 30 weeks of suspensions plus $16,550 in fines. This compares to Sydney Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves who has missed 16 weeks in the NRL.

“In his first game for Warrington Wolves – against Leigh Centurions – McGuire was charged with unacceptable language (disability discrimination) towards an opponent, fellow Aussie Tom Amone, the former Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers player.

“We have chosen not to publish his alleged comment because it is too distressing.”

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1 month ago

Says buz he should get all his facts right first.he has never been charged for eye gouiging. and the words said people say every day but in this wonderful woke new world you cant say anything in case it offends. Buzz also has a wonderful wrap sheet as a wonderful sports reporter as being one of the biggest bullshit artists. maybe he should go back to his lap dancers.