NRL 2020: Fans kicked out of Warriors-Panthers game for racial abuse

The NRL has been drawn into a racial abuse drama at the New Zealand Warriors game against the Penrith Panthers Panthers on the Central Coast.Reports emerged during the first half that several fans had been kicked out of the ground for the alleged vile attack.
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Steve Roach reported that there had allegedly been racial abuse directed at Indigenous Panthers player Brent Naden.
“Boys, there‘s been a bit of racial abuse down here on the sideline,” he said. ”A couple of fans have been giving it to Brent Naden. They have been escorted out of the ground.”
Naden is a proud Wiradjuri man from Wellington in Central West NSW and even helped create the side’s 2020 Indigenous jersey.
Commentator Matt Russell said: Great to hear Blocker, not that he has been subject to that but that they have been quickly dispatched.
“That might be a story out of this why on earth someone would do …”
“That‘s disgusting,” Braith Anasta added. ”Crazy, don’t let them back in ever.”
Russell added: “Let‘s hope they’ve been identified and feel the full force.”
Naden reportedly told a Panthers trainer that he was racially vilified and the Panthers winger was reportedly “visibly rattled”.
Fox Sports‘ Jess Yates said the behaviour was “absolutely unacceptable” with eight men identified.
Greg Alexander called it “a disgrace” and said ”these clowns should never get into an NRL game again and their pictures should be up on every home ground to make sure they don‘t enter the ground because if this is true, that’s the end of those blokes, they’ve seen their last live game.”
New Zealand Warriors CEO Cameron George was quick to release a statement condemning the spectators who appeared to be wearing Warriors gear.
“We do not condone any sort of racial remarks towards anyone playing rugby league or in general and we completely support a tough stance against against this behaviour,” thestatement said. “The Warriors embrace all cultures and race and proudly promote inclusiveness of all cultures and race in our great game.”
SMH reporter Sam Phillips took to social media to call for those reponsible to be banned for life.
“If reports 10 blokes were racially abusing Brent Naden + have been tossed from Central Coast Stadium are true, they should all be barred from attending any form of footy for life,” he said. ”Putrid stuff.”