It’s about time somebody stood up for Rugby League
UPDATE 7.20pm: Willie Mason has been fined $2000 and ordered to do extra work on his club’s programs that help the homeless.
It’s just a pity it was Willie Mason. Unbelievably, this picture was taken just over 24 hours ago, with Mason deciding the best way to conclude the worst week in NRL history was to piss all over the footpath on a public street outside a Sydney nightclub.
The morning newspapers were squeamish with their use of the photo so we thought we’d run it in full here. It wasn’t a sidestreet or an alleyway either - it was bang in front of dozens of youngsters at the Golden Sheaf Hotel, one of Sydney’s busiest pubs. It wasn’t like Mason deserved a drink anyway - his team the Roosters had just been flogged 38-6 by the unfancied Newcastle.
If only because he brings nothing other than headlines such as these, Mason should be punted from the game. How many lives has this boofhead had? How much contempt has he shown for the code that pays his salary? Follow the furore throughout the day here.
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