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'Totally unacceptable' - Ulster head coach reacts to alleged Zebo abuse

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has called for information in order to get to the bottom of alleged abuse received by Racing 92’s Ireland international Simon Zebo in their Champions Cup tie at the weekend.

The former Munster player tweeted in the aftermath of the game “I hope my ears deceived me with some comments directed my way from the crowd. #NotOn Django wins in the end.”

Now McFarland, speaking to the BBC said: “We are aware of Simon’s social media postings. If that is true, it is totally unacceptable. As an organisation, we put inclusivity right at the forefront of what we are – that’s across everything.”

“If there’s anybody out there who knows what happened and if something happened and can give information on that, we want to know because nobody should have to put up with that.

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RugbyPass contacted the EPCR on Monday who said there had been no change in the situation since they released a statement on Sunday which stated: “”EPCR has not received a formal complaint from Racing 92 regarding any alleged case of verbal abuse of one of the club’s players during yesterday’s Heineken Champions Cup, Pool 4 match at the Kingspan Stadium.

“EPCR is in contact with both Ulster Rugby and Racing 92, and will be making no further comment at this point.”

On Sunday Ulster also released a statement saying “Ulster Rugby condemns all forms of abuse and will work with the relevant parties to robustly investigate any complaints received.”

Zebo scored a try in Racing’s 26-22 defeat at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday, a result which kept Ulster’s knockout hopes alive, however the French club remain three points ahead going into the final round of matches.

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'Totally unacceptable' - Ulster head coach reacts to alleged Zebo abuse