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France drops rugby player Mathieu Bastareaud over gay slur

France drops rugby player Mathieu Bastareaud over gay slur

France has dropped Centre Forward Mathieu Bastareaud from their Six Nations squad. The decision follows the player receiving a three match ban for using a gay slur during a recent match. The 29 year old player was suspended after he directed a gay slur at Italian player Sebastian Negri during a match on Sunday. Bastareaud […]

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Rugby Player Fined for Using a Homophobic Slur

Rugby Player Fined for Using a Homophobic Slur

Waratahs player Jasques Potgieter has been fined $20,000 for using an anti-gay slur in a match against the ACT Brumbies on Sunday. Brumbies flanker David Pocock alerted the referee in the game’s 67th minute, telling the referee “Iā€™ve just watched homophobic slurs.ā€ “We won’t tolerate it.” a teammate said. An internal investigation was made into […]

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Major Sporting Bodies Uniting Against Homophobia

Major Sporting Bodies Uniting Against Homophobia

Representatives from Australia’s major sporting bodies, including the Australian Rugby Union, National Rugby League, Australian Football League, Football Federation of Australia and National Football League are reportedly meeting up to commit to a new charter that intends to eradicate homophobia across the sporting world. The agreement will include anti-homophobia and inclusion policies to be put […]

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