Ex-NRL star cops whopping ban for Hayne posts

Former NRL star Krisnan Inu has been slammed with a heavy fine and suspension for offensive social media posts over the Jarryd Hayne rape case verdict.

Inu’s English club Salford has come down hard on the former Eels, Bulldogs and Warriors centre, fining him four weeks salary and suspended him from playing for two months.

Inu, a close friend of Hayne, must also attend a mandatory education program being developed in conjunction with the University of Salford.

The program will feature social media protocol and wider community and social issues.

Inu apologised for his posts, which he later removed, admitting his language and message was inappropriate.

“I deeply apologise for the comments made in my social media postings on May 6,” he said in a prepared statement.

“By the inappropriate use of language, my remarks were open to misinterpretation and have caused offence and disrepute to my club Salford Red Devils and the RFL. Along with the club, I will not condone any violence against another person and truly believe that any such victim should receive appropriate support.”

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