Fuimaono-Sapolu in hot water again
November 1, 2011
Fuimaono-Sapolu will be back in his club colours imminently © Getty Images
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has confirmed that it will examine comments Gloucester centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu made online about Saracens' Owen Farrell.
The Samoan launched a withering attack on Farrell on social networking site Twitter after their two club side's Aviva Premiership clash at Kingsholm on Saturday.
"To [sic] young rugby players do not be arrogant. If you want to be tough on the field make sure you back it up off it.#farrell," Fuimaono-Sapolu posted.
"Love it when players talk big on the field in front of the camera. I like to see if they still talk big off the field when no cameras around.
"Raised in New Zealand and Samoa, I've never had that s**t before ever. Good luck bro when you tour round my parts.
"What goes on the pitch stays on the pitch?? Don't use the pitch to showcase your FAKE toughness you pussy s**t."
Fuimaono-Sapolu is currently serving a six-month suspended ban for comments he made on Twitter during the Rugby World Cup. The 31-year-old midfield ace first attacked the International Rugby Board (IRB), labelling its treatment of Samoa as akin to "slavery, the holocaust and apartheid".
Fuimaono-Sapolu then accused referee Nigel Owens of racism and called the Welsh official's integrity into question after the Islanders' defeat by South Africa at the end of the pool stages.
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