Chiefs sorry for verbal abuse

The Chiefs have apologised to two female parking wardens at Steele Park in Hamilton, who were verbally abused by some of their players.

While most of the players had cycled to the training session on Wednesday, a few used cars. Afterwards, some players were angry when they discovered that two cars had been issued with parking tickets.

Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie released the following statement on the franchise’s website:

'The team were at a training yesterday at a public park where some team members had parked vehicles that received parking tickets.

'The majority of players had travelled by bicycle and the Hamilton City Council has raised with us that inappropriate comments were made as some were leaving voicing frustration at the situation.

'The team has been questioned today and say that while the comments were not directed at the parking wardens, they apologise sincerely for any distress caused to the wardens involved.

'The Chiefs have been in discussions with Hamilton City Council and wholeheartedly support them in their stance against poor behaviour toward any of their staff.'

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