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Warriors player Marcelo Montoya has been banned from four games after yelling a homophobic slur at Cowboys player Kyle Feldt, during a National Rugby League (NRL) game on April 8.
Montoya apologised and was subsequently called before the NRL judiciary where he expressed remorse.
Did It To ‘Get Under [Feldt’s] Skin’
Montoya explained his use of the homophobic slur saying, “Obviously in the heat of the moment on the footy field things are said and I totally understand and accept that the word I used is unacceptable.
“It is something that is definitely out of my character. It was definitely a poor choice of words. There was no intention by me to offend anyone or offend Kyle. It was just the heat of the moment and it was just a word that come out.”
Montoya continued, saying that he used the slur in order to, “get under [Feldt’s] skin or to just upset him. It wasn’t used to refer to his sexuality at all.”
He then assured that he is “not a homo
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