What a sad comment from a Coach of the NRL.
The NRL are now squarely front and centre and have to make a substantive stand with Stuart
His comments devalues every single thing the NRL are trying to do, eradicate racist comments, eradicate bullying from not only the game but more broadly in the community.
Stuart has brought the game into disrepute without any doubt and i believe he should be sanctioned by the NRL and by his Club, the Raiders.
There is no defence to what he said, none at all and IF the NRL and Raiders do nothing, it will now allow any coach at ANY club including the Junior League to impute, defame and malign any player publicly.
Can you just imagine where this can go?
I would be giving instructions to lawyers this morning seeking a public apology from Stuart on national TV and in social and print media today
If its not forthcoming i would instruct them to pursue every legal avenue in seeking a financial settlement from Stuart.
Stuart has sunk to a new low and the NRL need to act with utmost speed and not allow him to walk back what he said as being said in the heat of the moment but instruct and get from Stuart a complete and public apology to Salmon and his family and to the Panthers and broader football community.
The NRL have a major issue here and need to act and act fast IMO
Penrith have some wonderful and diligent law firms, i hope one have reached out to Salmon and will commence action today.
Salmon would not lose any action, its the quantum of the settlement which would be the only question.
Stuart proved beyond any doubt his role as a head coach time has come to an end.
Raiders should act on this today.