James Cunningham cleared of racial abuse charge

Drew Darbyshire

London playmaker James Cunningham has been found not guilty of racial abuse towards Hull KR prop Mose Masoe.

The tribunal ruled there was “not enough evidence to prove guilt” in the reviewed footage.

The allegation was reported in London’s win over Hull KR on September 6, with Cunningham charged with Grade F use of unacceptable language 10 days later.

Hull KR forward Robbie Mulhern made a complaint to the official on behalf of team-mate Masoe.

Cunningham pleaded not guilty and was cleared after the tribunal carried out their investigation.

An RFL statement read: “The tribunal agree the charge was correct to be brought before it with this manner of charge being an extremely serious matter.

“Having read the investigators report and listened to submissions, the tribunal did not feel there was enough evidence to prove guilt.

“The player was therefore found not guilty.”

Cunningham tweeted: “Massive relief, thanks to London Broncos for the support during these difficult times.”

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