Sufferer’s extraordinary response to ‘Hopoate’ assault
Sam Kasiano is ready to make a rare plea to the English league judiciary to go simple on ex-Eels ahead Kenny Edwards for sticking his finger up the previous Bulldogs ahead’s bottom final weekend.
Kasiano made an on-field criticism concerning the incident, with Edwards going through a ban of a minimum of eight weeks if discovered responsible.
However talking solely to Vast World of Sports activities, Kasiano stated he felt no malice in direction of his former teammate at French membership Catalans.
“Kenny is at Huddersfield now however we are literally nonetheless nice mates,” Kasiano defined.
“He’s a little bit of a sensible joker and I might say it was simply pleasant banter that went a bit of incorrect.
“I stated one thing to the ref on the time however I realise now it was simply Kenny being Kenny.
“I’ve written a letter to the judiciary to please go simple on him.
“From my viewpoint, I am OK with him and could be completely satisfied to share a drink and fun tomorrow.”
The incident brings again reminiscences of former league bad-boy John Hopoate, who was suspended for 12 weeks for a sequence of comparable incidents involving three Cowboys gamers in an NRL match in 2001.
Hopoate was enjoying for Wests Tigers on the time and was suspended for 12 weeks.
Former Eel Edwards was charged with a Grade F cost of ‘different opposite behaviour’ by the English judiciary and the incident has created undesirable headlines for the sport all through Britain.
Edwards was a gifted ahead in his time at Parramatta, however his profession was all the time dogged by controversy.
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