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The NRL looks set to launch an investigation into Kane Evans after the Warriors prop attracted the wrong sort of attention for his wrist tape.
Evans didn't take to the field during the Warriors' 30-16 loss to the Penrith Panthers over the weekend.
However, he still manages to get all the headlines.
At one point in the game, cameras panned out across the Warriors bench and captured Evans sitting alongside his teammates.
But when the cameras zoomed in a little closer, eagle-eyed viewers noticed something else.
On the side of Evans' wrist strapping, he had written a message which read: "Fold some c**t."
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the NRL has now come out and said they will 'examine the incident'.
Warriors CEO Cameron George has explained how he told Evans to cover up the writing before going onto the field.
He told Stuff New Zealand: "But regardless of why he did it, he shouldn't have done it.
"We don't accept that, we don't condone it, or think it's appropriate and I'm waiting to see if there is anything that comes from it from the NRL.
"I'm assuming that's going to be today and I told Kane this morning to be ready for something.
"So we'll wait and see what happens, but from a club perspective we'll work with the NRL and see where we land with everything."
The tape was a talking point in the commentary box throughout the game too.
ABC commentator Andrew Moore said: "If Evans is that much of an imbecile, he should be suspended before he takes the field."
The NRL has shown no mercy in the past when it comes to punishing players for controversial messaging on their strapping.
Back in 2016, Andrew Fifita was fined $20,000 for penning a message which supported Kieran Loveridge - a man who had just been sentenced for killing someone in a coward-punch attack.
Matt Lodge, who is a new teammate of Evans at the Warriors, was also slapped with a two-game ban in 2014 for writing the word 'c**t' on his taping.
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