Watch: Joe Marler Is In Big Trouble For This Racial Comment In Wales And England Game
Six Nations chiefs have confirmed they will look into accusations Wales prop Samson Lee was racially abused during the Six Nations defeat against England.
Video footage has emerged of Lee being called a ‘gypsy boy’ during the first-half of the 25-21 defeat of Wales by England. The audio was picked up by referee Craig Joubert’s microphone during a first-half scuffle and it clearly picks up Joe Marley shouting the offensive words at the Welsh prop.
There are other England players around in the footage but Samson Lee is seen to react towards Marler immediately after the comment. A Six Nations spokesperson told WalesOnline:
“We are aware of the incident and we will be investigating. It is certainly a matter we take very seriously. We will need to fully review the match and speak to all the relevant parties.”
Joe Marler calling Samson Lee “Gypsy Boy”. Players like him do English rugby no favours. pic.twitter.com/qCrNnloPNw
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Marler was also caught in the game appearing to punch prop Rob Evans. No doubt Marler is in big trouble.
— Trevor Murphy (@trevormurphy73) March 12, 2016