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Rugby, Australian Football: Horan at the center of racial abuse row

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posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:59 AM
Ireland prop Marcus Horan is at the centre of a racial abuse row following Munster's Heineken Cup clash at Neath-Swansea Ospreys on Sunday.

The Ospreys have alleged 21-times capped Horan used racist language twoards their Samoa centre Elvis Seveali'i - just one of three complaints which have been filed by the Welsh team against the loosehead.

As well as the racial abuse charge the Welsh region have cited Horan for lashing out with his boot at their wing Richard Mustoe, as well as punching Seveali'i on the head.

The claim of racial abuse is believed to have come from Seveali'i, who claims Horan launched a verbal tirade at him after the centre high-tackled John Kelly during the Pool Four match, which Munster won 20-18.

To add fuel to the fire, Munster have cited Mustoe after he appeared to stamp on Horan's head, an injury which needed stitches.

The Ospreys have asked European rugby chiefs to investigate the very serious allegations against the Munster forward.



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