Racing 92 came up against an Ulster team this weekend with plenty of talent and momentum as the team lost by a narrow 4 points at the Kingspan Stadium.
However, it appears that events off the field could be the main talking point as ex Munster player Simon Zebo’s Instagram account eludes to some form of racial abuse from the crowd.
On Saturday evening the 28-year-old posted on Instagram saying,
“A tough place to play but great team spirit from the brothers,important 2 points on the road..
Also I hope my ears deceived me with some comments directed my way from the crowd..
Django wins in the end ??”
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The final part of the post using the phrase “Django wins in the end” could be in reference to the popular Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, following a slave in America who is attempting to find his wife through various cotton plantations. The film concludes with Django riding off into the sunset after overcoming the adversities of the film, so this could be in relation to that.
A thread on a popular community on Reddit contains many Ulster fans who were at the game who stated that they, “Certainly didn’t hear anything of the sort other than pantomime booing”. Whilst other Ulster fans said, “If there was anyone doing that, lifetime bans.”
A similar reaction was given to his post by Twitter users.
Please God I hope this isnt the case from an Irish crowd. Embarassed as a rugby fan if this is the case ?
— Marisa Reidy (@marisapreidy) January 13, 2019
Disgusting no place for that in our beautiful. Keep carving it up with our Finn! @finn_russell
— Stuart Guntley (@SGuntley) January 12, 2019
Zebo as of yet has given no details on what he may have heard during the match, but it is certainly becoming an ever more discussed topic as the day continues.
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