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nrl investigating alleged racist comment

by:Teesso     2019-08-27
NRL is investigating the alleged racist comments made by a worker wearing a NRL polo shirt during Saturday\'s Test between Auckland kangaroo and Tonga.
Tongan DJ Alfred elei, who was assigned to provide music at Mt Smart Stadium, said he was angry at the man\'s comments in the studio during half-time break
The \"Dance Cam\" section of time.
Aholelei claims that when the audience shows up with a shot of dancing on the big screen, the man shouts \"dancing monkey, dancing \".
Aholelei said he was angered and confronted the man about the comments.
\"He realized what he said and looked as shocked as I was,\" Aholelei told Radio New Zealand . \".
\"I find him very embarrassed. He doesn\'t know what to say.
He turned and walked away and came back to try to apologize.
\"Aholelei said the director of a production team in the box was shocked to hear the comments.
\"The usual workplace situation would require someone to step down immediately or need a meeting to discuss grievances,\" Aholelei wrote on Facebook . \".
\"It\'s impossible to happen when we deal with live production.
The NRL spokesperson confirmed to AAP that \"it is not clear whether the man is a NRL staff member, but the organization is investigating the allegation.
\"NRL takes this allegation very seriously and is investigating the situation,\" a statement said . \".
\"We have spoken to the parties concerned and a process is under way.
Aholelei said he told an official in NRL\'s integrity department on Monday that he promised to determine what was going on and make sure it wasn\'t repeated again.
Aholelei said it was not the only incident that destroyed the night that was originally a very proud one.
Almost entirely composed of supporters of Tongan.
Earlier, he said a production technician had \"always mentioned\" the need for safety so that Australian supporters could be escorted out of the stadium if the kangaroo wins.
\"It\'s clear that this guy\'s stereotype of the Tangen/Pacific is that we\'re \'violent, \'because of who they support, and they\'re going to start \'attacking somebody else \', aholelei wrote on Facebook.
The production team consists of contractors and professionals from Australia and New Zealand.
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