Not only did the Canberra Raiders subject the Penrith Pathers to a narrow defeat at Canberra Stadium on Saturday, but reports are now filtering out about Canberra fans racially abusing Panthers players. Reports indicate that a couple of xenophobic Raiders fans were using some pretty strong language, and the NRL has issued a warning to Canberra over crowd control measures.
So should the Raiders be taking the heat for the foul mouths of these racist fans? Or should Canberra Stadium management, security, or the Police at the grounds take responsibility?
If fans are misbehaving this badly, what should the punishment be (after we cut out their tongues)?
Finally, if the abusive Raiders “fans” happen to read this, next time show how big you are: Run onto the field and say it to their faces.