Caitlin Moran, a player with the Newcastle NRLW team, has been banned by the NRL for a comment she made on social media after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
This week, Moran made headlines after it appeared that she was celebrating the death of the Queen in the hours after the news was announced.
The message was removed almost eight hours later, despite the fact that the NRL’s integrity unit had viewed photos of it at that time.
According to the NRL, Moran will get a suspension for one match, which is equivalent to almost one fifth of the NRLW season.
In the history of the NRLW, the former Jillaroos star has been banned for an incident that occurred off the field.
The Indigenous Knights star was also ordered to pay a fine equal to 25 percent of her earnings and was required to take part in education and training sessions regarding the proper use of social media.
The National Rugby League (NRL) has stated that the remarks cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.
In a statement, the league stated, “Rugby league is an inclusive game and has a proud and strong relationship with many communities.”
“Rugby league is a game that everyone can enjoy,” the statement said.