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Savelio “pretty upset” following alleged racist remark

Wigan and Hull went toe-to-toe for 80 minutes in a highly-entertaining affair. However, the Warriors’ 16-14 victory was marred by one allegation made early in the second-half.

Hull’s Andre Savelio made it known to referee James Child that there was an allegation of a racist remark made by a Wigan player whom Savelio claimed was Tony Clubb.

FC’s boss Brett Hodgson said he wasn’t that clued up about the incident, but noticed Savelio was visibly upset in the dressing room.

“I don’t know too much about that the minute, I’ve heard the same thing you have,” Hodgson stated.

“But if it is true what he’s said then it’s really disappointing – I don’t want to speculate what it might be.

“He’s (Savelio) not good to be honest, he’s pretty upset, but I don’t want to speculate what’s going to happen from now, we just need to make sure we know exactly what has happened and progress from that.”

Opposing boss Adrian Lam was also unsure about the incident, but made it clear that Wigan would follow the correct protocol.

“I’ve heard some allegation that I’m not quite sure about; I’ve come down from the gantry and got the news from down below,” Lam said.

“I have no comment at the moment until we get to the bottom of what the allegation is.

“As a club we follow protocols and see what happens after 24 hours.

“It’s a concern regardless of what player or what club he plays for, but we need to respond to Super League once the correct procedure has been followed.

“Once we get that news we will then address it, but we will make sure once it’s brought up that we take it head on and deal with it.”

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  1. Jacqueline Price

    May 1, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    I have no idea whatsoever was said, however, unfortunatley, Tony Clubb’s reputation tends to precede him. Even not being a Tony Clubb ‘fan’, I sincerely hope this kind of, ‘a bit of banter’ rather than racist. After saying that, I appreciate that a line has to be drawn……saddened….:-(

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