Hull KR Investigate Cockayne Comments

21 April 2011, 11:37

Hull KR are investigating claims full-back Ben Cockayne made racist and abusive comments on the internet.

A report in a national newspaper claimed Cockayne posted the comments in reference to a wallet he thought he had lost in a taxi.

In a statement Rovers said: "The club have been made aware of comments allegedly made on a social networking site by Ben Cockayne.

"The club will be carrying out a full internal investigation and nobody from the club will be making any further comment until that investigation has been completed.''

A spokesman for the Rugby Football League, which has a Kick Racism Into Touch campaign, said they were aware of the incident and had spoken to the club about it.

The incident comes a month after Leeds fined and warned Ryan Bailey for posting jokes on Facebook about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

Cockayne is in Hull KR's 19-man squad for tomorrow's derby with Hull FC at the KC Stadium.

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