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Top coach fined £3,000 for using derogatory term in TV interview

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing A top rugby league coach has been fined for "unacceptable" language after he used the derogatory term "m*ng" in reference to one of his players.

Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price said the term in a post-match interview. He described one of his players as having "m*ng strength" live on television.

The phrase is considered a derogatory term against people with learning disabilities, especially people with Down's syndrome.

The Australian made the remark when referring to young forward Ellis Robson after the club's 44-18 win over Leigh Centurions at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in June.

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