Revealed: What the father of the teen who allegedly racially abused Latrell Mitchell told police as new details surfaced and Nicho Hynes made the teen an incredible offer, but there’s a catch.
- The boy’s father reportedly spoke to police on Thursday.
- Admitted to the ground his son, 15 years old, was in the wrong
- The NRL Integrity Unit and NSW Police are investigating.
New details have emerged surrounding the teenager who allegedly racially abused NRL superstar Latrell Mitchell on Thursday night.
The boy’s father has reportedly confirmed that he spoke to police at the BlueBet stadium in Penrith following the alleged incident after the 15-year-old fled the scene.
According news corporationthe father said his son “shouldn’t have said what he said” after allegations the youngster called Rabbitoh fullback Mitchell a “black dog”.
While some have called for the teenager to receive a lifetime ban from NRL games if convicted of racial abuse, Sharks running back Nicho Hynes – also a proud First Nations man – has a radical proposal. .
The 2022 Dally M Medal winner would like to see the teen come under fire at All Stars camp next year so he can gain a greater understanding of indigenous culture, but only if Mitchell gives his blessing.
New details have emerged surrounding the teenager who allegedly racially abused NRL superstar Latrell Mitchell (pictured) on Thursday night.
While some have called for the teenager to receive a lifetime ban from NRL games if convicted, Sharks running back Nicho Hynes, also a proud First Nations man, feels education is key.
“He could see what’s going on and how proud we are of our culture,” Hynes said.
‘We have to make sure that this child’s well-being is okay… he’ll manage.
“Whatever the consequence, it has to be hard for him, but (also) it has to be fair.”
Hynes initially admitted he was angry about what happened when Mitchell was heading to the sheds at halftime during the Panthers-Rabbitohs clash.
But as he reflected on the situation, he felt that education was key.
The NRL Integrity Unit continues to investigate the incident, with NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo commending Mitchell “for his leadership in speaking out about this behaviour”.
“I want to congratulate Latrell and all the players who spoke,” he said.
“I want to encourage everyone in our game to do the same. It is the only way we can eradicate these kinds of unfortunate incidents from our game.
Roosters manager Trent Robinson doesn’t think Mitchell will miss out on the game the way Adam Goodes was for the AFL, but he was disappointed by the allegations stemming from Thursday night.
Rabbitohs coach Jason Demetriou was flabbergasted at what was allegedly said and called for lifetime bans on all ‘fans’ found guilty of racial abuse.
“When issues like this happen, just know that we will take care of them and deal with them thoroughly.”
NSW Police have also launched an investigation into the matter.
Mitchell’s manager, Jason Demetriou, was furious at the post-match press conference, and had nothing to do with the 16-10 defeat at the hands of the Premiers.
“This is not something that Latrell only does on the football field, this is something that he has had to deal with all his life.” All indigenous peoples do it,” he said.
‘I can’t figure it out to be honest…we’ll take it to the police. We will go to the end, as far as we can with him.
‘As a club, we will be right next to Latrell. It’s just not on.
A host of NRL identities, including Panthers stars Jarome Luai, Brian To’o, James Fisher-Harris, Moses Leota and Stephen Crichton, plus current and former players such as Blake Ferguson, Jamal Fogarty, Brent Naden and Xavier Savage, called on Friday for an end to racist insults in Australian society.
Mitchell’s South Sydney teammate Cody Walker shared this message on Friday with a photo of the indigenous All Stars.
‘There is no place for racism in our game period! Especially in our homeland. We need to learn to accept each other’s cultures,” Fisher-Harris posted.
Don’t you have anything nice to say? Then shut up. You (sic) looking on the sidelines for a reason,’ Jarome Luai posted.
Rabbitohs players also showed their solidarity with Mitchell.
‘There is no place in our game for racism. We are with you’, published Cameron Murray.
“Low act,” Jai Arrow posted.