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Rugby union bosses have apologised to Luther Burrell after the former England centre said racism was “rife” in the sport.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the 32-year-old from Huddersfield – who has played for clubs including Leeds, Sale, Northampton and Newcastle, plus Warrington in rugby league – spoke about dressing room “racial banter” that has “become normal” and “needs to be addressed”.
He said he had faced racially-loaded comments about bananas, fried chicken and slavery and been greeted with a racial slur.
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