It’s been doing the rounds ever since Thursday night, but Tony Clubb was handed an eight-match ban by the RFL following an alleged racist remark against Andre Savelio.
That ban was, according to Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson, “lenient.”
“My own personal opinion – and I want to stress that – I thought it was too lenient in the current circumstances with everything that’s going on,” Hodgson stated.
“It’s never ok for racism to be in society never mind sport and it was a chance to send a clear message.”
Hodgson was, however, full of praise for how Savelio has responded this week.
“I want to say how proud I am of how Andre handled himself; he put himself in a hard situation, but the way he stood up for his ethnicity and his culture, I’m really proud of him from start to finish.
“I believe he’s mentally tough enough to play at the weekend and he has handled himself exceptionally well, I can’t even contemplate what it must have felt like for him because I’m not in that situation.
“He’s a big part of our club and a big personality – he’s really well liked from the top to the bottom of the club.
“The players have also got around him exceptionally well too.”