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Sunday, 3 June 2018

'You're a f****** d*******': Rugby League ace Joel Tomkins suspended and brother Sam hit with £5,000 fine after shocking video emerges of Wigan Warriors duo abusing bar staff

  • Wigan Warriors have suspended forward Joel Tomkins after a social media video
  • The video, which emerged on Saturday, shows Tomkins abusing local bar staff
  • He is heard calling one staff member  'the saddest c*** I have ever seen'
  • Club executive director Kris Radlinski said: 'I was pretty disgusted at the video'
  • Do YOU know the barmaid? Please contact connor.boyd@mailonline.co.uk 
Wigan Warriors have suspended forward Joel Tomkins after a video emerged online which showed him abusing bar staff in a pub.
The 31-year-old has been handed a £10,000 fine on top of the four-week suspension, while brother and team-mate Sam, who was with him in the pub, has been fined £5,000.
In the clip, which emerged on Saturday evening after Wigan Warriors fell to a 23-0 defeat to rivals Warrington Wolves in the Challenge Cup, Tomkins attempts to get behind the bar before being thrown out by one of the women on shift and then refuses to leave after being asked to exit due to his abrasive manner.
Wigan Warriors have suspended forward Joel Tomkins for a social media videoHe is in a spot of trouble
Wigan Warriors have suspended forward Joel Tomkins (pictured) for a social media video
A female member of staff physically removed Tomkins from behind the barTomkins was not happy as staff asked him to leave
Tomkins was captured in a pub alongside brother Sam where he was videoed abusing staff
Joel can be heard saying to one member of staff: 'What are you doing with your life? You're a disgusting creature.'
And despite Sam appearing to try and convince his brother to leave, he continues calling the barmaid a 'a f****** d***head', 'the saddest c*** I have ever seen' and 'the f****** rectum of Wigan'. 
While the video came to light on Saturday, it has not yet been established when the video was originally captured.  
In a statement released on Sunday, Warriors executive director Kris Radlinski said: 'I was pretty disgusted at the video.' 
Staff lost patience when Tomkins attempted to get behind the barThe two Warriors players were repeatedly asked to leave
Joel (right, pictured against St Helens) will now have discussions over his future at the club 
Joel (right, pictured against St Helens) will now have discussions over his future at the club 
In the statement on the club's official website, Radlinski added: 'Our players know and fully understand the role that they have to play within the community and to see two of our high profile, senior players behave in such a way, disappointed me greatly.
'They aren't just role models for the young kids in the town, they're role models for the younger players in the squad. It is impossible to put a strong culture in place if players you trust to drive those standards act in such a way.
'All players are allowed periods of downtime but know that they must act responsibly and in a manner fitting of a professional sportsman.
'Having spoken to both Joel and Sam this morning they both expressed shame and regret about their behaviour and the effects it has had on all of the individuals concerned. Both of them are fully aware that they have disrespected the Club and the town - and let themselves and their families down.'

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