Wigan prop Tony Clubb suspended after investigation started over alleged racism

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Wigan suspends Tony Clubb pending the outcome of the investigation into alleged racist comments he directed at Hull’s Andre Savelio during their Super League clash

  • Hull second rower Andre Savelio made the allegation during Thursday’s game
  • Savelio complained to referee James Child towards the end of the first half
  • Now an investigation has begun into Tony Clubb’s alleged racism

Wigan has suspended Tony Clubb pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged racism.

Andre Savelio, Hull’s second rower, made the allegation on Thursday during his squad’s 16-14 Super League defeat to the Warriors.

Wigan director Kris Radlinski said: ‘There is no room for racism in any form in the sport and we take the allegations made by Hull’s Andre Savelio very seriously.

Wigan’s Tony Clubb (above) has been suspended for an investigation into alleged racism

“Our immediate intention is to work closely with Hull and the governing body to gather all the facts and support the investigation process.

“Tony Clubb will be suspended for all club activities in the short term.”

Radlinski added, “Tony’s evidence will be considered by all parties and his well-being will remain the responsibility of Wigan Warriors throughout the investigation.”

Hull second rower Andre Savelio made the allegation during Thursday's Super League game

Hull second rower Andre Savelio made the allegation during Thursday’s Super League game

The clubs have started a joint internal investigation. Both have discussed the matter and are in talks with the Rugby Football League, who say they will review and investigate the incident through normal match review and disciplinary process.

On Thursday evening, Savelio tweeted: ‘There is no reason for me to lie at all.

“If he calls me a ‘stupid Polynesian bastard’ in a game where there is 30 percent of that heritage, I won’t sit still.”

Savelio complained to referee James Child towards the end of the first half and Child put it on report.

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