WATCH: Denny Solomona “Homophobic Slur” Incident
An England Rugby player has been charged over allegations that he used a homophobic slur.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced it would be pursuing charges against Denny Solomona, who plays for the Sale Sharks in the top tier of English Rugby, and is in the English national squad.
The New Zealand-born player is alleged to have used anti-gay slurs against Worcester fly-half Jamie Shillcock during a match last week.
Watch the incident below:
He will face a disciplinary panel on Thursday, 5 April and faces a minimum suspension of six weeks if found guilty.
Both Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond and Worcester counterpart Alan Solomons said after the game that they had not seen or heard the incident.
In January, France centre Mathieu Bastareaud was banned for three weeksafter making a homophobic comment during a game, with his six-week punishment halved because of his guilty plea.