Tony Clubb: Wigan Warriors prop charged with using racist language by Rugby Football League
Tony Clubb has been charged by the Rugby Football League with using racist language following an incident involving Hull FC's Andre Savelio on Thursday; Clubb was originally suspended by Wigan Warriors while they investigated the allegations
Last Updated: 03/05/21 6:58pm
Wigan Warriors prop Tony Clubb has been charged with using racist language by the Rugby Football League (RFL).
The charge comes following Wigan's match with Hull FC on Thursday in which Hull's Andre Savelio made a formal complaint.
The RFL confirmed on Monday that 33-year-old Clubb had been "charged with the Grade F offence of unacceptable language/abuse based on national or ethnic origin, following an incident in the 15th minute of the match".
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Savelio, a New Zealand-born forward who is of Samoan descent, detailed the alleged slur - which made reference to his Polynesian heritage - in a Twitter post following the game.
In the post, Savelio said: "In a game where 30 per cent are of that heritage, hell I won't sit quietly. I'm just hopeful a camera or microphone clocked it and it's dealt with."
Clubb was subsequently suspended by Wigan as they began a joint investigation with Hull to establish the circumstances of the incident.
It overshadowed what had been a hard-fought encounter which finished with Wigan ending Hull FC's unbeaten start to the 2021 Super League season in a 16-14 win.
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