Warriors player behind homophobic slur revealed
Warriors winger Marcelo Montoya has been revealed as the player who made the homophobic slur during his side’s golden-point win over the Cowboys in Brisbane on Friday night.
The NRL on Sunday afternoon confirmed Montoya had been charged with a contrary conduct offence and that the matter had been referred to the judiciary.
The Warriors also issued a statement in which Montoya and chief executive Cameron George apologised for the 60th-minute incident.
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Montoya shouted after North Queensland winger Kyle Feldt stayed down due to injury.
“Both Marcelo and the club are extremely apologetic for the offence this has caused. It was unacceptable,” George said.
“Marcelo accepts responsibility and knows there’s no place for such behaviour both in the game and in society generally.”
The Warriors will make a submission to the judiciary when they consider the charge and penalty.
The ugly incident soured a captivating match decided by the right boot of Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson, who snuck a wobbling field goal through the posts in the first half of golden point.
Johnson’s successful field goal followed two failed attempts of his own and one by North Queensland halfback Chad Townsend.
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Nathan Brown‘s men fought back from 18-6 down to clinch a third win in succession.
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