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Star player forced to release statement after reports of bizarre comments as he claims they were “taken out of context”

Last night Australian news sites were a buzz with news that Brisbane Broncos star Selwyn Cobbo reportedly said that his coach Kevin Walters was not a “good coach.”

Now, on the club’s website, Cobbo has issued the following statement revealing those comments were made last year and were “taken out of context” after the comments were circulated on Reddit.

He said:

“Today’s article on a podcast I did last year has been taken out of context. It was two guys chatting and joking about silly things like the comments about Kev that had been made by Tyson.

“The fact is that Kev is a very good coach, as are all of our coaches at the Broncos. I was lucky enough to play Origin for Queensland last year and that is off the back of the coaching of Kev and his team.

“Kev has taught me a lot since coming into the NRL squad and provided me with great support as I adjusted to the professionalism of NRL.

“I was late to training a few times and instead of cutting me, he educated me and supported me.

“When I felt burnt out late in the year, Kev rested me and when he thought I was ready he gave me more responsibilities.

“I have already contacted Kev to apologise and I’d like to extend that to his family and the whole Broncos club for this unwarranted attention over some silly comments from me.”

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