A British rugby player has been charged with using homophobic abuse against another player, the BBC reports today.
Lee Paterson, who plays centre for the Batley Bulldogs, was sent off in the 72nd minute in a game against Leigh Centurions on Sunday and now faces a Grade E charge.
The case will be addressed by the Rugby Football League’s disciplinary panel on Tuesday and the 32 year-old could face a ban of eight matches.
Earlier this season, Leeds Rhinos half-back Zak Hardakr was banned for five games after he called referee James Chid “a fucking fag” .
The 22 year-old year-old later trained with LGBT rugby team the Manchester Canalsiders in an attempt to learn and told that the experience had made him a better person.
We think these boys need to be taught some lessons by Ben Cohen‘s Stand Up Foundation!
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