Investigation launched into alleged abuse received by Simon Zebo

Jacon Stockdale has scored six tries in the Champions Cup this season

Zebo, who plays for French club Racing 92, tweeted after Saturday's game: "I hope my ears deceived me with some comments directed my way from the crowd".

Zebo's reference to "Django" is a tip-of-the-hat to Quentin Tarantino's n-word riddled, double-Oscar-winning movie from 2012, depicting the struggles of an African-American slave, in pre-Civil War Texas.

"Racing 92, does not want to stigmatise the public at Ulster Rugby as a whole", said the statement.

IRISH rugby worldwide Simon Zebo has said he was on the receiving end of comments that were "not on" from the crowd at Belfast's Kingspan Stadium during a weekend match against Ulster.

"The insults suffered by Simon Zebo are the actions of only one or two individuals", their statement added.

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has appealed for information.

"Ulster Rugby condemns all forms of abuse and will work with the relevant parties to robustly investigate any complaints received". If that is true, it is totally unacceptable.

Ulster Rugby did not respond to requests from RTÉ Sport for comment.

Stockdale has been exceptional for the northern province and has scored six tries in seven games this season as he continues to show that he's one of the best finishers in world rugby.

However, it appears that events off the field could be the main talking point as ex Munster player Simon Zebo's Instagram account eludes to some form of racial abuse from the crowd.

Zebo's father, Arthur, was an accomplished worldwide athlete from the French Island of Martinique.

Zebo was involved in controversy when the teams played in Pool Four in Paris three months ago.



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