Manawatu Standard

Evans fined $5000

- Rugby league

Warriors prop Kane Evans has been handed a $5000 fine by the NRL for the expletive comment written on his wrist in Sunday’s game against the Panthers.

While the Warriors don’t condone Evans’ action, with CEO Cameron George telling Stuff he ordered the offensive word to be covered up during the game, coach Nathan Brown said it doesn’t make Evans a bad person.

‘‘Two things are important to look at there,’’ Brown said.

‘‘Firstly, Kane is a good lad, he’s only been with us short term and he’s very popular amongst the boys and is a terrific bloke.

‘‘Secondly, good people do some silly things sometimes and on this occasion Kane has done something that as a club we feel is a little bit silly.’’

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