International rugby star sent home after racist video goes viral, it's 'scandalous' - Ruck

International rugby star sent home after racist video goes viral, it’s ‘scandalous’

In a shocking twist, French rugby star Melvyn Jaminet has been booted from France’s tour of Argentina after posting a deeply offensive video on Instagram.

The full-back’s rant included a threat to assault “the first Arab I come across on the road,” sparking outrage and condemnation from all corners.

In the now-viral clip, Jaminet brazenly states, “My mother asks me if I partied… I swear to you, the first Arab I come across on the road, I’ll hit him with my helmet. I’ll hit him with my helmet. I’m telling you: I’ll hit him with my helmet. A hit with my helmet, I’ll hit him.”

The scandalous video was recorded by French politician Sébastien Delogu, who swiftly denounced the remarks as “scandalous.”

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) wasted no time in condemning Jaminet’s comments “in the strongest terms,” declaring that “such comments are totally unacceptable and contrary to the fundamental values of our sport.”

Jaminet has been sent home while an investigation is launched into his “extremely serious remarks,” the FFR confirmed.

“The FFR reaffirms its unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion, and secularism. Rugby is a sport that brings people together and unites, and we must promote these essential values.

“No discriminatory behavior, of any nature whatsoever, has a place in French rugby,” the statement concluded.

Five players who FLOPPED this weekend, including England star

Here, we examine five players who fell short of expectations for their respective countries this weekend…

#1. Josh Hathaway

Rugby Pass 2/10: “A bit of a shocker sadly. Showed inexperience with an overcooked kick to space early on which landed squarely in touch. Missed five tackles in total and simply walked into touch when receiving the ball near the Wallaby touchline. Not a day to remember.”

Wales Online 5/10: “Put one kick out on the full while his loose punt up-field also resulted in Tom Wright scoring the decisive try for the Wallabies. Showed signs of his threat with ball in hand but it didn’t come his way often enough.”