BT Sport Presenter Reveals “Disgusting” Comments Aimed At Simon Zebo By Individual During Ulster Game
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BT Sport presenter Craig Doyle has revealed that he has heard reports close to the situation of what exactly was said to Simon Zebo by an individual during Racing 92’s defeat to Ulster in the Champions Cup at Kingspan over the weekend. Zebo hinted on Twitter yesterday that he was the subject of racist abuse during the game.
Understandably Doyle refused to repeat exactly what was said to the former Munster man, but made it clear what was said was “disgusting”. He also said some of the crowd at the game also heard what the individual said and “dealt with that person” on the day.
Speaking on BT Sport’s Champions Cup highlights show, Doyle urged anyone with information to come forward and identify the person in question.
“I have heard reports from people close to that situation what may have been said to him [Zebo] and looks like has been said to him.” Doyle said.
“And it’s disgusting, and will not be repeated on television.”
“Some of the crowd also heard it and dealt with that person at the time as well. But if you do know who that person is you kind of have a duty to report them to the club, because they should not be allowed inside a sporting event ever again. It’s just not on.
Brian O’Driscoll was also in studio and echoed Doyle’s reaction, stating there’s “absolutely no place” for that kind of behaviour. Meanwhile tournament organisers EPCR have spoken to RTE, stating they are yet to receive a formal complaint but are in contact with both clubs.
“EPCR has not received a formal complaint from Racing 92 regarding any alleged case of verbal abuse of one of the club’s players during yesterday’s Heineken Champions Cup, Pool 4 match at the Kingspan Stadium.”
“EPCR is in contact with both Ulster Rugby and Racing 92, and will be making no further comment at this point.”
Ulster also release a statement on Sunday which read:
“Ulster Rugby condemns all forms of abuse and will work with the relevant parties to robustly investigate any complaints received.”
If you have any information we also implore you come forward. This coward needs to be reprimanded for the good of Ulster Rugby’s reputation and our beautiful game itself.