Salford’s Justin Carney suspension by the RFL after pleading guilty to a charge of Grade F verbal abuse based on race/colour has created plenty of debate across the sport.
The 28-year-old was sent off during the club’s Challenge Cup fifth-round win against Toronto on 23rd April and has now been hit with an eight match ban and fined £300.
We take a look at some of the reaction to the news:
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) May 2, 2017
@loverugbyleague How is he allowed to serve one game before he even has a hearing
— jonathon ellerton (@jonnye2689) May 2, 2017
@loverugbyleague Not good enough, time to let this loose cannon leave our game.
— Rob Gaukroger (@RobGaukroger) May 2, 2017
8 games for Justin Carney.
How much longer are clubs going to keep employing this liability? Spends half of every season banned.
— Enough Of That (@AndyGilder) May 2, 2017
Justin Carney pleaded guilty….
Amazed he appealed an 8 game ban,should be trebled. What did Salford think a fair ban for racial abuse was?
— Lee G. (@b1gpurp1e) May 2, 2017
8 matches for Justin Carney. Wld love to see a stat on his ratio of games banned for vs games played since he came to SL.Wld you employ him?
— Jonathan Doidge (@JonathanDoidge) May 2, 2017
So justin carney has pleaded guilty then it's contract terminated for me. Zero tolerance needs to be applied!
— Chris young (@bigbeav30) May 2, 2017
Wouldn't bother with Justin Carney, not just one incident, trouble always following, not good enough to be worth the trouble
— Alan (@alanoldfaithful) May 2, 2017
I know you're not racist mate @Carney2823 and you have my full unwavering support regardless what happens hereon in. Keep your head up.
— Connor (@ConnorRobinson_) May 2, 2017
Justin Carney pleaded guilty? Does that mean he said it then?
— Nathaniel Wood (@nathanielWood3) May 2, 2017
Justin Carney tonight. Its not going well. pic.twitter.com/z83CYbGBbh
— Gavin Wilson (@GavWilson) May 2, 2017
Justin Carney should be thankful his ban isn't longer!
— Andy (@Andy_TheGrouch) May 2, 2017
Hope theres a future at the club for you, none of us are faultless.
Chin up and come back to smash it in the playoffs.
— Stephen Aldcroft (@steveald) May 2, 2017
Hits the nail on the head this!!!! Goodnight!!!!! Sweetdreams!!!!
Ooohhhh justin carney you are the love of my life…….. pic.twitter.com/o4r6NV5QbI
— paul barratt (@barratt123) May 2, 2017
"He did not intend his words to be taken in a “racial” context"… so not denying that Justin Carney used racist language then? https://t.co/Dvtbw3aOvQ
— Emily (@kkerplunk) May 2, 2017
Justin Carney should not b allowed to play rugby league again…. 8 games for admitting racism is a joke!!!! #noplaceforracism
— Ben Noble (@benjinoble) May 2, 2017
Eight games for admitting using racial language is quite light in my book, could/should have been much more than that for Justin Carney.
— A Kebab From Genos (@akebabfromgenos) May 3, 2017
Presumably @gmpolice are all over this Justin Carney racism business as well?
— Sam Parish (@sam_parish) May 3, 2017