Unfortunately, in this day and age access to players is a major issue, with social media enabling anyone and everyone to contact stars.
And, with rugby league celebrating Australia Day Down Under, the majority of fans have leant their support for Indigenous populations and players too.
However, the celebrations were cut short yesterday with racist abuse hitting Canterbury Bulldogs new signing Josh Addo-Carr on social media.
The former Melbourne Storm Winger today lodged a complaint with the Bulldogs, who passed the incident on to the NRL who have now launched an investigation.
“Josh Addo-Carr has been receiving racial comments on his media platforms,” a Bulldogs source told The Mole at the Wide World of Sports.
“Josh has sent me the screen shots today of the comments.
“I have forwarded these messages onto David Lockley, the NRL senior intelligence officer.
“David investigated similar messages that (Bulldogs winger) Jayden Okunbor received previously.
“I have been in contact with Josh, and he is OK, but has requested the NRL step in as this person is relentless with messages.”
sAddo-Carr has been a huge backer of the Indigenous cause in Australia – whilst at both Melbourne and Canterbury.