Rugby

Man apologises for racially abusing rugby player

2015-09-15 10:18
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Cape Town - A rugby fan, who racially abused a club rugby player in New Zealand, has written a letter of apology.

Sport24 reported in July about Christchurch Club wing Sake Aca being racially taunted to tears following a match against Lincoln University.

The Fijian had asked his coach to remove him from the field when spectators began yelling racial abuse at him.

According to the Stuff.co.nz website, police interviewed a man earlier this month, who they allege racially taunted Aca during the second half of the senior club final.

Aca earlier said he was "happy" the spectator had been identified and was willing to meet him.

Detective Damon Wells said the spectator had provided a personal apology to Aca. Police would not release any details about the abuser, Wells said.

"This is a private matter between them and the victim.

"While no criminal charges will be laid regarding this matter it will be noted with police in accordance to the wishes of the victim."

Aca said he spoke with police on Monday night. The police had given him a letter of apology from the offender, but he did not have time to read it until the weekend.

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