Ricky Stuart’s ‘weak gutted dog’ slur was ‘over the top’

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart calling Penrith Panthers player Jaeman Salmon a “weak gutted dog” was over the top, Sky News host Chris Smith says.

Stuart said he “had history” with Salmon, claiming he was a “weak gutted dog as a kid” and “hasn’t changed”.

“It’s one thing to get stuck into a player for a bad piece of misbehaviour – it’s another thing to ruin his reputation as he did,” Mr Smith told Sky News Australia.

“That was a terrible personal slur that I think has been influenced by the fact the Raiders got done.”

By editor