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‘Penrith’s Hurting’: Ryan Girdler’s Plea To NRL Fans Following Latrell Mitchell Abuse

Panthers legend Ryan Girdler has urged the NRL community not to let the actions of a “minority” paint a bad image of Penrith supporters, following the alleged racial abuse aimed at South Sydney superstar Latrell Mitchell.

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Racism in the NRL made its way into the spotlight on Thursday night, after a fan was ejected due to an alleged slur aimed at Mitchell during Penrith’s 16-10 win over South Sydney at BlueBet Stadium.

The incident isn’t the first time a player has been subjected to abuse at Panthers stadium, with Greg Inglis targeted back in 2018 in a similar situation.

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“They’re a great football community, they love their game and they support their team,” Girdler said on Triple M’s Saturday Scrum.

“That’s not a representation of the majority of people out there.”

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