Considering his Dad's a defence coach, he has no idea how to tackle. He was probably a bit unfortunate on that tackle but if he hadn't done the earlier one, Poite would have let him off. He's lucky he's not a bigger man. I've seen him get away with shoulder charges a number of times but because he had no impact, the ref ignored it. »
I have read the Marler was called an English c*nt and if that was true, to me it's perhaps slightly different but as bad or worse than gypsy boy. Some people disagree as they claim English is a nationality not an ethnicity but I disagree. If there can be Hungarian ethnic minorities in Romania and German ethnic minorities in Hungary then I'm not sure why English can't also be an ethnicity »
Gypsy can be an insult for people who like to travel but it's originally for Romany people. They are ethnically from India but people thought they were from Egypt, hence the term. And it still is used as a slur on most of continental Europe, where we also play rugby and have TVs. A lot of the Lees from Wales are descended from Romany immigrants, even if they are white now. I'm not sure about Samson but even if he is a traveller or wasn't offended doesn't really matter. I could call my white atheist friend a k-f-r but I would still expect a ban for using a racial slur.