In another devastating blow for the NRL, the Canberra Raiders are investigating an alleged major and disturbing incident involving one of the club’s most experienced players in Mad Monday celebrations gone wrong.
Don Furner, the Raiders Chief Executive has only just held a press conference regarding the issue, to address the photo that has been doing the rounds in relation to their star player.
The NRL have also launched an investigation into the incident.
Furner has today revealed that he is “dumb-founded” and “appalled” if the image that has done the rounds is proven to be true, though he did admit that he was yet to see the photo.
It is believed that a Melbourne Radio station posted the photo on the social networking site Twitter, but it has since been removed.
”If he did it, it is something he live with for the rest of his life,” Furner said.
‘We donâ€™t know whether it’s authentic but I am as appalled as everyone else.
“If he did do it, I don’t know why he would do it.”
But it seems the 28-year-old will escape any legal action as bestiality is not illegal in the ACT.
RSPCA ACT chief executive Michael Linke has said that the RSPCA is lobbying heavily for the current ACT Government to change the rules and regulations on the activity that Monaghan was seen involved in.
“We are disgusted by it,” Mr Linke said. “It is sickening.
“But I’ve written to the ACT Chief Minister today asking him to outlaw it. We’re hoping the ACT government acts swiftly.”