The Rabbitohs' Greg Inglis was racially abused after the round two game at Penrith Stadium.
The Rabbitohs' Greg Inglis was racially abused after the round two game at Penrith Stadium.

Inglis abusers slapped with indefinite NRL bans

TWO fans who were found to have racially abused South Sydney star Greg Inglis have been banned indefinitely by the NRL.

The governing body announced on Thursday it had issued banning notices to two people who made offensive comments towards Inglis after the round two game at Penrith Stadium.

The two fans have been banned from attending any NRL event until they apologise to Inglis, complete an approved cultural training and education program, and prove they have taken steps to address their behaviour.

"Naturally I am appalled at what happened to Greg, especially given my immense respect for him as an indigenous leader and his status as one of the best indigenous players of all time," ARL Indigenous Council chairwoman Linda Burney said.

"But the NRL has taken the right approach by allowing the person responsible to return to rugby league only after they have undergone appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural training and have issued an apology to Greg and indigenous community leaders for their comments.

"The best way to stop a repetition of this type of behaviour is through education.

"I am also pleased that senior indigenous leaders from the game will help decide whether the person responsible is ready to return to games."



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