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“Tony Clubb shouldn’t be allowed to play again and that’s that” – how social media reacted to the Wigan forward’s Grade F charge

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Tony Clubb has been charged with a Grade F Unacceptable language based on national or ethnic origin, meaning he will be referred to a tribunal. But, just how has social media reacted to the news that he potentially faces eight weeks out?

One Twitter user was keen to see just how strong the RFL’s stance on racism will be if Clubb is found guilty.

Another called on the RFL to stand up strong, calling for the termination of Clubb’s contract.

That seemed to be the consensus around Twitter, with another user wanting Clubb to be forced to leave the game.

Some were also vociferous supporters of Andre Savelio.

One person even drew parallels between her own experiences and Savelio’s.

One man highlighted the importance of the case overall.

However, that consensus was undermined by a few Twitter users.

One critic also pointed to the time span between the allegation and Savelio’s decision to report it.



  1. Rogertrucks

    May 3, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Surely these are adults, in a physical game, sledging has always taken place.. a ban of more than a week is outrageous.

  2. Jaybs

    May 4, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Yes, IF it proved true, it is wrong! and disciplinary will punish him with a ban, but some of these calls are well over and above! Liverpool Students have just voted to change the name of a classic building Gladstone Hall, named after the PM who made history, to the name of a Liverpool lady who suffered racism?

  3. Stephen

    May 5, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Everyone falling over themselves to be as pc as possible .
    Let’s get this right. He gets an 8 match ban and a £500 fine for calling a lad born in Polynesia a Polynesian.
    Am I missing something?

    • Richard

      May 5, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Yes you are, to use someones race in a derogatory way is racist, I think the ban was about right tbh. At the end of the day it is a physical, confrontational game and sometimes in the heat of the moment things get said that are out of order. As long as they are dealt with and pushed out of the game so far as we can then the action is appropriate. Banning him for life would be a little extreme.

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