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“If That’s True, Then It’s Totally Unacceptable” – McFarland On Zebo Incident

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has appealed for anyone with information to come forward if they heard supporters verbally abusing Simon Zebo. 

Ulster defeated Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday to keep their hopes of qualification for the knockout stages alive thanks to a 26-22 victory over the Parisian club.

Zebo, who now plys his trade for Racing after his summer switch from Munster, tweeted after the game in which he suggested that he was verbally abused by some sections of the crowd in what he described as “not on”.

McFarland was asked about this at today’s press conference ahead of their trip to Welford Road to take on the Leicester Tigers this weekend and he appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

“We’re aware of Simon’s social media postings,” McFarland told BBC Sport.

“If that is true, then it’s totally unacceptable. As an organisation, we put inclusivity right at the forefront of who we are. That’s across everything. When something like that, if it happened, happens, then its taken extremely seriously and will be dealt with.

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

According to reports, Zebo has yet to make a formal complaint regarding the alleged incident and that Ulster Rugby will investigate any complaints received.

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