RFL investigates allegations of racism against Leeds Oledzki

Mikolaj Oledzki, forward for Leeds Rhinos has filed a report to the RFL alleging racism following Leeds’ 26-26 loss to Warrington. Oledzki said that he was disappointed by the presence of children in Warrington’s stand and that the comment made to him was very loud.

Last updated at 11:26 AM on 02/08/21

Mikolaj Olekski reported racist remarks directed at him at Headingley from the RFL’s stands.

Rugby Football League (RFL), is investigating a racist allegation made by Mikolaj Olekski, a Leeds-born forward.

Oledzki says he was “shocked” and “disappointed” to hear the comment come from the stands during his side’s 27-26 Betfred Super League defeat by Warrington at Headingley on Sunday night.

Oledzki stated that rugby league was a difficult enough sport in an interview with Rhinos TV. I’m really sorry because we are so strong against discrimination and racism.

“As players we expect to be abused, but it is not necessary for us to become racists or do anything similar.

We’re going leave it up to the RFL for them to look at it and determine if any changes can or will be made.

“I am just disappointed that there are children in the stand as well and the comment made to me was very loud.

To be truthful, I was shocked because it wasn’t something I had ever experienced. It’s definitely not something I would want to tell my kids. Let’s see how it turns out.

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes and has to react with emotion. While I don’t think anyone is bad, I do want people to be mindful of what they are saying before speaking.

A spokesperson for the RFL stated that Oledzki brought up this issue with Chris Kendall, match referee, so it was included in his report. It will also be investigated.

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Publited at Mon, 2 Aug 2021 11:32:24 +0000

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