Goosen removed from Racing 92’s Wiki page

2016-12-21 11:44
Johan Goosen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok fullback Johan Goosen has been removed from the French club, Racing 92’s, Wikipedia page.

In a shock decision last week, Goosen announced his retirement from rugby, which left his French club furious and threatened the 24-year-old with legal action.

Goosen signed a contract extension with Racing 92 earlier this year, increasing his salary to €500 000 (R7.27 million) a season.

It has been widely speculated that Goosen made the move in an attempt to get out of his contract with his French club.

However, on Tuesday there was a twist to the saga, when Goosen was reportedly linked with a move to English club, Gloucester.

READ: Toulon boss calls any president who signs Goosen a ‘bastard’

Understandably, Goosen will have angered Racing 92 supporters, at least one of which edited the club’s Wikipedia page.

Goosen in no longer listed among the "current squad", nor is he among the list of "notable current and past players" - which does include among others, Willie le Roux and Francois Steyn.

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia, written collaboratively by the people who use it, meaning it is open to the public to make changes.

However, Goosen is still listed on the French club’s official website. For how long remains to be seen...

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