Super Rugby Side The Chiefs Are Once Again In Hot Water

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The Chiefs are once again in hot water.

The Super Rugby side were at the centre of a homophobic incident and a stripper scandal last year, and look to have landed themselves in it again after being accused of hurling obcenities at female traffic wardens.

This latest sexism episode involving the New Zealand based franchise, occurred when the players left a training session in Hamilton and realised that some of their cars had been ticketed by the female wardens.

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Local media reported that the payers swore at the two council wardens upon discovering the tickets, using the ‘c-word,’ in a foul mouthed rant.

“The team has been questioned today and say that while the comments were not directed at the parking wardens, they apologise sincerely for any distress caused to the wardens involved,” coach Dave Rennie said.

Last year, a stripper alleged she was groped and demeaned during a Chiefs’ player function. An internal NZR review cast doubt on her story and cleared the players but women’s groups said the investigation smacked of victim blaming.

In response to the backlash, NZR set up a “respect and responsibility review” to examine ways to rugby player’s behaviour and make the game more inclusive.

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Jason Hennessy

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