England Rugby World Cup star Tom Curry breaks silence on Bongi Mbonambi racism accusation | Rugby | Sport

England star Tom Curry has doubled down on his allegation that South Africa’s Bongi Mbonambi known as him a ‘white c***’ on the Rugby World Cup. The 2 groups confronted off within the semi-finals, with the Springboks prevailing 16-15 earlier than happening to win the event.

Curry approached referee Ben O’Keeffe in the course of the hard-fought showdown in opposition to South Africa to tell him in regards to the alleged incident. World Rugby investigated the matter after the sport however determined to not difficulty Mbonambi with a punishment attributable to ‘inadequate proof’.

Many South Africa followers theorised that the hooker may very well have used the phrase ‘wit kant’, which interprets from Afrikaans as ‘white facet’ and would make sense because of the color of England’s jerseys.

Curry stayed silent on the difficulty as mud settled on the event, which the Springboks gained by way of a slender vicotry over New Zealand within the remaining. However the 25-year-old has now spoken out, and is in little doubt concerning his model of occasions.

“I didn’t actually need to talk about it from the beginning,” Curry instructed The Day by day Mail. “For me, on each events, the ball was out of play.

“Me and Bongi had been speaking and there’s no misunderstanding from my half. I went to the referee immediately. I heard what I heard. That’s all I actually need to say about it and I gained’t actually be speaking about it once more.”

Showing in Cape City earlier this month, Mbonambi was offered with a jersey by town’s mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, showing to deride the allegations because it adorned the phrase ‘wenkant’, which interprets to ‘successful facet’.

The allegation in opposition to Mbonambi opened Curry as much as on-line abuse, and he admits: “It was robust for my household, my girlfriend and my brother. It was a tricky expertise however it’s what it’s. The investigation’s been carried out and that’s all I need to say about it.”

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