Investigation launched after allegations of racism at Welsh rugby club

An investigation has been launched into Pontarddulais RFC after one of it's players exposed racial and homophobic abuse in the team group.

George Mbofana posted screenshots of messages from the club's WhatApp group, which allegedly show a team-mate mocking the Black Lives Matter movement.

Mr Mbofana's family shared a post online saying: "We are tired of being a joke to people, our skin, our hair, our lives are not a joke. The black struggle is not a joke."

Pontarddulais RFC have responded to the allegations saying the remarks are "completely unacceptable and have no place in our club, in our sport, or our society and we wholeheartedly condemn them."

The club confirmed the police and the WRU are investigating the matter and that they will co-operate fully them.

Pontarddulais RFC also confirmed the players concerned have been suspended until the outcome of the investigation.

Protestors outside Cardiff Castle. Credit: Erica Lam

Worldwide protests and anti-racism demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd are due to take place this weekend.

The Unarmed African America, Mr Floyd, died after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis on May 25.

Cardiff and Swansea are set for protests on Saturday afternoon.