A convicted wife beating anti-vaxxer who has a reputation for bagging out the disabled.
Sounds like the sort of bloke we’d want to build our club around.
He’s a great player that’s all that matters. Does he train and play hard? If so, then we should chase them
Plenty of absolute idiot players in the NRL who have done terrible things, taking the moral high ground gets you no where nowadays. All that matters is if they can play
I can take a guy like JAC who flaunted COVID rules to go on a shoot. I could even take a guy who DUI’d. They are both examples of reckless behaviour, but I cannot abide someone who beats their partner. Domestic violence is something that does not sit right with me. You’re free to disagree obviously, but I believe the club and league in general needs to apply better judgment with guys like this. I wasn’t happy about Musgrove signing until his conviction was overturned.
Being a great player doesn’t absolve you of having to be accountable for your actions. He showed his colours towards women again when Molan made fun of islander surnames (which I don’t agree with either.)
I agree domestic violence is disgusting and he shouldn’t be allowed in the NRL, but at the same time while these people are allowed in the NRL we can’t take the moral high ground and fall behind other clubs. Being the good guys won’t get us into finals.
I think there needs to be more than one filter to accept a player into our club and it needs to be more than just because they are a great player. That didn’t work for the AMP CEO who was a gun investment manager but had a history of sexually predatory behaviour. Investors and staff called it out and look how that is going for their reputation and share price. I think the families of West Tigers supporters would be equally outraged.