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Leeds star slams racist remark from fan

Leeds’ Mikolaj Oledzki was “disappointed” and “shocked” to hear an alleged racist remark come from the stands as the Rhinos went down 27-26 to Warrington last night.

The Polish-born prop has become one of the outstanding forwards in Super League, but, even after such an allegation, remained calm and collected.

“Rugby league is a tough enough sport as it is, I’m just really disappointed because we stand so strongly against racism and discrimination,” Oledzki said.

“As a player we all expect to get a bit of abuse but there is no need for racism and anything like that.”

Oledzki went on to state that he didn’t want children to hear such a remark.

“Hopefully, we’re going to leave it to the RFL to review it and see if anything will get done or can be done.

“I’m just disappointed, there are kids in the stand too and what was said to me was quite loud.

“To be honest, I was shocked myself because I’ve never really experienced it, but it’s not something you’d want your kids to hear.

“Everyone makes mistakes and reacts withe emotion sometimes, I’m not saying anyone is a bad person, but I just want people to think about what they say before they say it.”

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