Nadolo hurt by N-word slur

Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo claims he was racially abused in a Christchurch bar on Sunday night.

Nadolo, who scored a try in the Super Rugby final to take his tally to 12 for the season, was at the bar with teammates when he was approached by a group of people who had been drinking. One of them then used the slur to Nadolo.

'After all I've done to contribute to tis lovely city of Christchurch to be called a UN FIT CHUBBY [N****] is disappointing [sic],' the Fijian-born winger tweeted at 2.48am.

'He was obviously upset by it and no one should have to tolerate that,' said Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder. 'It's just disgraceful.'

Blackadder said he was impressed with how Nadolo handled it. The player did not react or even tell his teammates, who did not hear the slur.

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