RFL to investigate allegation of homophobic abuse aimed at Warrington Wolves player

The RFL are set to investigate the allegation of homophobic abuse aimed at a Warrington Wolves player.

That man in question is Rob Butler, who was playing for the Warrington Reserves against Huddersfield Giants at the weekend.

The Match Review Panel noted: “At a stoppage, Warrington’s Rob Butler made an accusation that a Huddersfield Giants player used homophobic language towards him.

“Butler did not specify who it was or what words had been used however wanted to make an allegation. I did not hear any homophobic language used so placed the incident on report.

“Butler made a late tackle on a player; it was at this penalty that Butler states homophobic language was used.”

Following the latest round of matches outside the Betfred Super League, the other following charges have been issued:

Ben Wood – Castleford Tigers Reserves – Grade B Late hit on passer – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Ben Dean – Huddersfield Giants Reserves – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Caine Barnes – Workington Town – Grade B Late hit on passer – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Caine Barnes – Workington Town – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice

Jake Sweeting – Dewsbury Rams – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – 0 Match Penalty Notice

Zak Baker – Rochdale Hornets – Grade B late hit on passer – 2 Match Penalty Notice

Brad Crellin – Barrow Raiders – Grade C Dangerous Contact [Crusher] – 2 Match Penalty Notice

Cautions:

Jake Bradley – Whitehaven – Other Contrary Behaviour

Sam Stone – Leigh Centurions – Dangerous Contact [Crusher]

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