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Rugby star makes WhatsApp chat racism claim

Police are investigating claims that a rugby club chairman posted a racist message in a group chat about an ex-Wales international.

Martyn Madden claims Andrew Tellem of Bridgend Athletic RFC sent an emoji of a gorilla to the first team WhatsApp group during a conversation.

The former Llanelli prop, 44, said “any racist remark in this day and age is not a joke”.

Mr Tellem has declined to comment, the club is also investigating.

The front-row, who made five appearances for Wales, said he was shown the “upsetting” message by his stepson who plays for the club and is a member of the group.

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