The Welsh Rugby Union stated that they are very surprised at the decision not to penalize England player Joe Marler for uttering “racist language” towards Wales player Samson Lee previous week.
Marler was cleared to play in the RBS 6 Nations match against France on Saturday by tournament’s disciplinary committee in spite of striking one Wales player Rob Evans and calling Lee a “gypsy boy”.
He has been not included of the starting team to confront Les Bleus in a match England require to win to ensure the Grand Slam, but Jones suggested that his omission from the team had not anything to do with the Lee incident. Meanwhile, Wales face Scotland in what promises to be an epic battle – tickets are available through this link but are going fast!
In a statement, Welsh Rugby Union stated that they are surprised by the decision of the Six Nations disciplinary hearing. They still believe that there is no spot for the use of racist language in sport.
The statement released by Welsh Rugby Union was utterly different from the primary remarks that came from national coach Warren Gatland. He called the event as a banter. However, he later apologized for describing the whole incident in that way.
Eddie Jones, the England coach, picked up on this seeming contradiction, saying that at his press conference on Thursday that probably Welsh Rugby Union does not know whether they are Arthur or Martha. He added that there was a decision made, that is what we have these judiciary committees for. He would let the process run its path. It has run its path.