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Further details revealed about what Josh Griffin said to receive red card

Josh Griffin was stunningly red carded for dissent at halftime as Hull FC battled St Helens in the Challenge Cup.

Griffin now faces upwards of a six match suspension for the incident.

It is still unconfirmed exactly what Griffin has said, though Tony Smith confirmed it involved profanity, and now the RFL have confirmed that it was “questioning the integrity” of official Chris Kendall.

Griffin has been hit with a Grade F charge and faces a huge ban and the minutes from the RFL state:

“Questioning the integrity of a Match Official.”

Speaking on BBC, Leeds Rhinos legend and Super League’s most successful ever player Jamie Peacock slammed the moment saying: “It is just sheer stupidity and dissent.”

He went on to liken talking to officials like talking to your teenage daughter – is an argument you are just not going to win.

He explained: “There are two arguments you don’t win in life: with your teenage daughters and with referees.

“Keep your mouth shut.”

His former Leeds Rhinos teammate Jamie Jones-Buchanan has said: “I think about dissent most weeks, I don’t like the attitude towards referees.

“We used to respect the officials, calling them sir and now it is bleeding its way into the community game, I respect the referees for putting up with it.”

St Helens legend Jon Wilkin added: “It’s tragic for Hull because they have scrapped their way into the game and now they have let themselves down.”

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