England have issued a livid response after Bongi Mbonambi was cleared of a ‘racial slur’. The South Africa was investigated following a criticism from Tom Curry within the Rugby World Cup semi-finals because the Springboks dumped Steve Borthwick’s crew out of the event.
The assertion learn: “The RFU totally help Tom Curry in elevating the racially abusive behaviour he skilled while enjoying for England towards South Africa. Through the match between England and South Africa on Saturday twenty first October 2023, Tom Curry reported to the referee that he had been racially abused by Mbongeni (Bongi) Mbonambi.
“The following World Rugby investigation had been knowledgeable by Tom Curry that he had additionally been the sufferer of the identical abuse, from the identical participant, within the autumn Take a look at 2022. World Rugby have right now introduced their choice to not carry fees in respect of both incident.
“The RFU are deeply disenchanted by the choice taken by World Rugby. The choice to not put the proof earlier than an Unbiased Disciplinary Panel has denied the disciplinary course of the chance to listen to Tom Curry’s voice and to independently assess his account of those severe occasions, along with the opposite obtainable proof.
“Of their continued full help of Tom, the RFU along with the England squad, condemn the disgusting abuse he and his household has obtained on social media on account of his having had the braveness to place unacceptable behaviour that has no place in society or on the rugby subject, within the public eye.
“Abuse of any variety just isn’t acceptable and goes towards the core values of rugby. It is crucial that it’s secure and acceptable for everybody concerned in rugby union to boost considerations, and the RFU proceed to encourage everybody to report any unacceptable behaviour within the sport.”
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