The NRL are launching an investigation into racist and abusive comments made towards Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell over the weekend.
Mitchell posted a screenshot of a racist slur directed at him on Facebook and NRL CEO Todd Greenberg spoke out in disgust about the offenders.
“Racism must be called out in all its forms because the standard you walk past is the standard you accept,” he said.
“I commend Latrell for doing just that. These comments are disgusting and have no place in our game.
“There is no place for any sort of abuse on social media towards our players or their families.”