Featherstone release player banned for racist abuse

Former Featherstone Under-20s player Bradley Knowles-Tagg has been handed an eight-match ban by the RFL for racially abusing a Salford player during a game in June.

Rovers have confirmed that the player has been released and has had no involvement with the club since late June.

CEO Craig Poskitt said: “Racism has no place in sport or society and Featherstone Rovers will not condone or tolerate behaviour such as this.

“As soon as we were made aware of the allegations we suspended the player and he has had, and will not have, any involvement with Featherstone Rovers.

“We pride ourselves as a club that is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of their race, colour, sexual orientation or religion, and will do all we can to protect that reputation.”

Knowles-Tagg was found to be in breach of Law 15.1(f) using offensive or obscene language and was charged with the Grade E offence of using verbal abuse based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin.

He did not attend the Tribunal, or respond to communications about the charge of the hearing, but has 14 days to appeal.

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