England international accused of homophobic slur
There has been a homophobic slur allegation during today’s Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors this afternoon according to Rugbypass.com.
The incident reportedly occurred altercation between Worcester Warriors flyhalf Jamie Shillock and Sale Sharks’ wing Denny Solomona.
Looks like Denny Solomona could be in some trouble. Shillcock complaining of repetitive homophobic slurs. A black mark on an otherwise hugely impressive Sale victory.
— Ali (@alistokesrugby) March 24, 2018
The referees’ mic clearly picked up Shillcock complaining to the referee about the repeated use of a homophobic slur by a Sale player.
The mic picks up the Worcester pivot claiming: “He said it three times” and “he made a homophobic slur twice”.
The complaint was picked up by the commentary team who suggested that may well be further “ramifications”.
In January Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud was suspended for three weeks following the use of a homophobic slur during his club’s Champions Cup, Round 5 match against Benetton Rugby at Stade Félix Mayol.