Australia: Rugby player investigated for alleged homophobic post
South Sydney hooker Issac Luke is under fire for using a slur in an Instagram post.
He initially posted a request to get in contact with a fan who had allegedly been attacked after a match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canturbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Fans clashed after South Sydney’s victory, throwing bottles at match officials, and reportedly leaving one fan in hospital.
Mr Luke reached out, promising to give the fan a gift, saying “I’m gonna make sure his Easter is a happy ad our South Sydney’s families is”.
Then, in response to attacks from Bulldogs fans, he wrote: “get off my page you lil poofters. This is about a kid your fans knocked out.”
The post has since been deleted, but Australia’s National Rugby League say they are investigating it.