Nadolo hurt by N-word slur

    2014-08-04 09:08
    Cape Town - Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo says he was racially abused in a Christchurch bar on Sunday night.

    Nadolo, 26, played for the Crusaders in their 33-32 Super Rugby final loss to the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

    According to the website, Nadolo was at a central Christchurch bar on Sunday night with team-mates when he was approached by a group of people who had been drinking. One of them then used the slur to Nadolo.

    A disappointed Nadolo responded via his official twitter account:
    Nadolo scored a try for the Crusaders to take his season tally to 12, sharing top spot in that category with the Waratahs’ Israel Folau.

    Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder labelled the incident as "disgraceful" but said he was impressed by the way Nadolo handled it.

    Nadolo did not react or even tell his team-mates, who did not hear the slur. If he had, the incident might have escalated, Blackadder said.

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