The NRL has issued a ban to a fan who was accused of racially vilifying South Sydney star Latrell Mitchell at BlueBet Stadium in March.
The NRL confirmed today it had issued a notice intending to ban a spectator from attending NRL events until such time as the young person can establish that sufficient steps have been taken to address their behaviour.
“These steps will include apologising and completing appropriate training and education in respectful behaviour and cultural awareness,” the NRL said in a statement.
“The NRL thanks Latrell Mitchell for reporting this matter and reaffirms that no form of vilification will be tolerated in rugby league.”
The spectator has five business days to respond to the notice.
The young fan, a 14-year-old wearing a Roosters jersey, was ejected from the ground for making a comment towards Mitchell in the Round 2 match between Penrith and Souths.
He received a formal warning from NSW Police.