Ulster confirm lifetime ban for a spectator after abuse on Simon Zebo

Simon Zebo moved to Racing 92 from Munster in 2018
Simon Zebo moved to Racing 92 from Munster in 2018

Ulster have announced life ban for a spectator after investigations following a verbal abuse on Racing 92's Simon Zebo.

The incident happened during the Heineken Champions Cup game between the two teams on 12th January at Ravenhill Stadium.

The Ireland international, who moved to Racing 92 from Munster in 2018 tweeted after the game: “I hope my ears deceived me with some comments directed my way from the crowd.”

The Irish regional club launched a "robust investigation" on the issue and released a statement in which they confirmed the life-time ban to the spectator while apolgising to Racing 92 and Zebo.

“Following a robust investigation into allegations of abuse directed at Simon Zebo during the fixture versus Racing 92 on Saturday 12th January, Ulster Rugby has sanctioned a life-time ban on a spectator, for breaching our stadium regulations," read the statement.

“We would like to thank the many supporters who provided information to assist our investigation.

“We are all very proud of our reputation as an inclusive club and the unacceptable behaviour of this one individual is not reflective of our supporters, or the values of our club.

“We have issued a written apology to Simon Zebo and Racing 92.”


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