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.