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Luai in social media strife once more as Panthers apologise for taunting Warriors with parody video

Jarome Luai is once more embroiled in a social media incident after Penrith have been accused of missing humility for a put up which made enjoyable of the Warriors following the Panthers’ qualifying closing win on Saturday evening.

The membership put out a clip with scenes of the crew celebrating the 32-6 triumph to the tune of Up the Pahs, a parody track produced by a fan within the wake of Up the Wahs turning into the Warriors’ unofficial catchcry this season.

In line with a Sydney Morning Herald report, Panthers chief government Matt Cameron contacted his Warriors counterpart Cameron George on Sunday to apologise for the video which was deleted from the membership’s social channels.

“I’ve spoken to the Warriors and issued an apology on behalf of the membership,” Cameron instructed the SMH. “We apologise for any offence induced on account of our put up. It has since been taken down.”

Luai, who was not taking part in as a consequence of his injured shoulder, reposted a screenshot of the clip with an Up the Pahs caption on his Instagram account, which he has not deleted.

The controversial put up put up by Jarome Luai on his Instagram account.

The controversial five-eighth has a historical past of mocking opposition groups on social media, notably when he taunted Parramatta after final 12 months’s Grand Last, whereas he just lately copped loads of backlash after writing “Chill, All you idiots have work tomorrow morning” in a message to his critics after NSW misplaced the State of Origin sequence this 12 months.

Luai is ready to return to the taking part in subject within the preliminary closing. He dislocated his shoulder within the round-26 loss to Parramatta late final month and was consigned to a month out and instructed he would solely return this 12 months if the Panthers have been to make it to the penultimate week of the playoffs.

Changed by Luke Garner in opposition to the Warriors, Izack Tago is on observe to return from a pectoral damage in one other increase for a Panthers aspect searching Australian rugby league’s first “three-peat” in 40 years.

Star half Nathan Cleary, who himself missed seven weeks with a hamstring damage earlier within the season, lauded Luai for his upbeat perspective regardless of the damage threatening to scupper his and Penrith’s finals campaigns.

Luai has instructed teammates he’s adamant he’ll play within the preliminary closing.

“He tells me he’s proper each week so I don’t know the way a lot to purchase into that stuff,” Cleary mentioned.

“However that’s simply who he’s, he has confidence and he manifests issues. Half the battle’s within the thoughts. He’s preventing that battle nicely. He’s all the time optimistic, that helps lots whenever you’re injured.

“He’s in good spirits, he’s all the time protecting that very same power and meaning lots to our crew. It’s an enormous a part of what we’re as a tradition.”

with AAP



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