Marler Apologises As England Release Statement In Relation To Racist Allegations


England have revealed prop Joe Marler apologised to Wales prop Samson Lee at half-time during the Six Nations showdown at Twickenham after labelling him as a ‘gypsy boy’.

The Harlequins prop has also been spoken to by head coach Eddie Jones about his responsibilities as an England player as tournament bosses opened an investigation into the incident.

The RFU released the following comment: “Joe spoke to Samson at half time to apologise and he was reminded by Eddie of his responsibilities as an England player after the game.”

A WRU spokesman added: “We’re disappointed by the comment made, and pleased Joe Marler apologised to Samson and was reminded off his responsibilities as an International rugby player.” [WalesOnline]

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