Warrington Wolves have issued two bans following online abuse towards winger Josh Charnley.
The Super League side shared a statement on social media following the vile abuse targeted at one of their players.
The abuse came following the club’s fifth straight defeat away to Hull KR on Friday night.
Warrington have banned the pair involved who shared the abuse on Twitter. The incident involved an 18-year-old male and a 21-year-old female.
Warrington Wolves share statement
The club said in a statement: “Warrington Wolves strongly condemns the vile social media abuse directed at winger Josh Charnley following our Betfred Super League fixture against Hull KR.
“The abhorrent threats are completely unacceptable and subsequent long-term bans have been issued to an 18-year-old male and a 21-year-old female.
“As a club we are all disappointed and hurting from recent results and performances but there is a line that must never be crossed when targeting our players and staff online.
“They are human beings, with families who also see and suffer from the abuse.
“The club are fully supportive of Josh who has understandably been affected by the comments.
“Following discussions with the RFL, as part of their “tackle it” campaign, an amicable meeting has been arranged with Josh and the male involved, who has subsequently expressed to the club and player his deep regret with his actions.”
— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) April 5, 2022