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should meninga be sacked?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by castle eagle, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    If Andrew Fifita had written a letter in support of a killer – like Mal Meninga did – he may be playing for Australia.

    Moreover, almost a quarter of a century ago Bevan Meninga, the brother of Australia's coach Mal Meninga – the coach of the very team Fifita has been purposely not selected in – was jailed for life. Imprisoned after being convicted of the murder, in 1991, of 19-year-old Cheree Richardson. Bevan Meninga bashed Richardson to death, with a tree branch. Her battered, barely recognisable body was later discovered in a park.

    As is so often the case, "life" doesn't mean LIFE. In 2012, Bevan Meninga became eligible for parole (he was released in 2014, but returned to custody earlier this year). In support of his brother's application, Mal Meninga wrote a letter to the Queensland Parole Board, part of which reads as follows:

    link below:
    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...be-playing-for-australia-20161006-grwcac.html


    Above in an exert from the article, its an interesting read which toddy greenturd would have liked to have been long forgotten, and he will probably dodge any questions regarding it.
     
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    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      It's about the the the 2013 tour. Fifita was told then he'd never tour again after repeated incidents that were kept out of the papers.
       
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      • Lyonstomenzies

        Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        I'm all for the NRL leaving out players for bad behaviour off the field, but let's just hope they are consistent.
        We all know how they are great they are at consistency.
         
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        • Nordburg

          Nordburg Well-Known Member

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          That story is disgraceful.Two different situations.Mal wrote his letter to the Qld parole board with no intention of it being public.
           
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          • castle eagle

            castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            you could argue that by only writing three letters on his wrist was a personal message between 2 people and the meaning was only discovered when the media got wind of his association with the idiot in jail

            for the record i think he is a moron for supporting this bloke the way he did.
            at least they selected some decent sensible blokes in the team, like blake ferguson
             
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            • Harry Smith

              Harry Smith I think I'm actually a bloody sea eagle

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              Meninga, No.
              Fifita, Yes.
               
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              • Garts

                Garts Well-Known Member

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                It is not just the supporting of a criminal. He has had numerous issues off the field. Completely different situations.
                 
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                • Nordburg

                  Nordburg Well-Known Member

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                  Televised match,it was always going to be seen and Fifita knew it.Much like that other genius Lodge
                   
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                  • Chip and Chase

                    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Mal might sack himself. much like he did with his short lived political career
                     
                  • HoldenV8

                    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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                    There is a big difference between Mal Meninga supporting Bevan Meninga to Andrew Fifita supporting a mate. Mal's support for his brother was a private thing. Fifita has thrown his support for his mate in everyone's face.

                    And for my money you don't abandon family even if you hate what they did.

                    Like it or not that is how I feel. Friends may come and go in your life, but your family is forever.
                     
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                    • madmax

                      madmax Well-Known Member

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                      The great Mal Meninga...........hypocrite supreme! Isn't this the bloke who during the Super League War infamously cried out "what has rugby league ever done for me" when questioned about his decision to side with the Ribot clan?? Never liked him as a player & even more so as coach of Australia. Oh really Mal......rugby league has never done anything for you!
                       
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                      • castle eagle

                        castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        so every time you see the three letters FKL it only has one meaning?
                        i'm not trying to defend the bloke, but i wonder how many people would have immediately recognised it as what it was if the media didn't say anything.
                        since you seem to be so good at it next year you could start a thread and inform us of all the messages written on each players wrist as you seem to know exactly what they stand for.
                        all I'm trying to get across is that if the media didn't promote this story no-one would have known about it except a few select people(unless fifita decided to prove how stupid he is by telling others about it) & it would have saved thomas kelly's family a bit of un-necessary greif
                         
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                        • manlyfan76

                          manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        • Nordburg

                          Nordburg Well-Known Member

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                          I'm pretty sure the only people that it mattered to was the Kelly family and THAT is the whole point.
                           
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                          • madmax

                            madmax Well-Known Member

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                            Why so much love for Meninga in here?
                             
                          • castle eagle

                            castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                            i get that but my point is without the media sensationalising it to sell papers how the f@#k would others know it was there,or if that is what it stood for(unless they watch every game that close-because i don't pay that much attention to the writing on their wrists)unless it was pointed out to them.
                             
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                            • Shoe1

                              Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                              For Kyle lodge?????
                               

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