The scandal continues at the Rugby World Cup: the statement from England after the decision on the player accused of racism

Determining that there was “insufficient evidence” to file charges against Bongi Mbonambi, the English federation blasted its message.

While the world of rugby wait for the meaning of World Cupwith South Africa and New Zealand vying for the title and Argentina and England for third place, controversy continues over Tom Curry’s complaint against Bongi Mbonambi for racist insults. In this context, the World Rugby Union investigated the case and decided did not press charges against the South African player and blasted the English Rugby Federation.

The reported incident took place during the second World Cup semi-final between England and South Africa, where Mbonambi told him ‘white pussy’ (a common English insult) to Curry, but that was determined by the international body “not enough evidence” to punish South Africa. “After considering all available evidence, including match footage, audio recordings and statements from both teams, the governing body has determined that at this time there is insufficient evidence to file charges . Therefore, the matter is considered closed unless new evidence emerges.”reported the World Rugby Union.

Minutes after learning of this decision, England’s Rugby Football Union issued a strong defense in which it expressed its full displeasure with the decision. “The RFU fully supports Tom Curry in the escalation of abusive behavior he experienced while playing for England against South Africa.”starts the message.

“Tom Curry informed the subsequent investigation by World Rugby that he had also been the victim of the same abuse, by the same player, in the 2022 Autumn Test. World Rugby today announced its decision not to press charges in relation to any of the incidents. “The RFU is deeply disappointed by the decision made by World Rugby.”He added.

Source: Tycsports

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