Cronulla Sharks junior warned over homophobic tattoo

A Cronulla junior player has been told to cover up a homophobic tattoo or face being banned from playing in the NSW Rugby League-sanctioned competition again.

It’s according to The Daily Telegraph’s Phil ‘Buzz’ Rothfield, who reported the news on Saturday night and expanded on it during an appearance on Big sports weekend.

Rothfield revealed the youngster had received an official warning from Cronulla Junior Rugby League for two inappropriate tattoos.

One read ‘eat s**tf****t’, while the other leg had a ‘sniff and fuck’ tattoo.

Rothfield said Cronulla junior officials did not realize the nature of the tattoo until a photo of the unnamed player was inadvertently posted on social media.

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“Just mean,” Rothfield said Sunday morning.

“They are so offensive.” That is so homophobic. They didn’t understand. They didn’t check the leg tattoos of every player they pick in the national team, but when a photo of the player was posted on social media, they recognized it and sent it to the NSW Rugby League and good for Dave Trodden.

“He jumped on it right away. He said we have no tolerance for any form of bullying, harassment or belittling of people of different sexuality and gender.

“They said to this guy, ‘Cover them with tape or you’ll never play in New South Wales rugby league again’.” I applaud them for coming down so hard on his garbage.

“He’s playing in a club where there are a lot of young women and men who participate for the enjoyment, for the camaraderie, and it’s just out of line.”

Originally published as ‘Cover them with tape or you won’t play’: Sharks junior warned against offensive tattoos

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