PIC: Ulster Club Apologises Over This ‘Inappropriate’ Jackson/Olding Photo


Belfast club Malone RFC say they were initially “unaware” of a photo posted by two of their players, that made reference to Ulster Rugby players Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson.

The Ulster club side have branded the image as “inappropriate” after it was shared across social media. The photo shows two men wearing ‘Paddy Jackson’ and ‘Stuart Olding’ name badges, while holding a trophy between their crotches.

The Malone RFC players were celebrating their victory in the McCrea Cup at Ulster Rugby’s home ground, Kingspan Stadium on Easter Monday when the photo was taken.

The club’s statement said:

“It has been brought to our attention that an inappropriate photograph involving Malone players has been posted on a private social media site.

“Malone was unaware of the photograph and will investigate how it occurred.

“The Club apologises for any offence caused by the contents of the photograph.

“A full investigation will now take place by Malone RFC.”

Jackson and Olding were both acquitted of rape at Belfast Crown Court last month.

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