Nagusa racially abused

Nagusa has been plying his trade in the French Top 14 competition since 2010 for Montepellier. Photo: Zimbio

Nagusa has been plying his trade in the French Top 14 competition since 2010 for Montepellier. Photo: Zimbio

Montpellier winger Timoci Nagusa who missed out on selection of a 31-member Fijian squad for the Rugby World Cup has spoken out about alleged racial abuse he received during his side’s Top 14 clash at Pau.

The Fijian had an altercation with a supporter after receiving a yellow card in the first-half of the game.

The supporter allegedly responded by seemingly imitating a monkey, leading Nagusa to express his disappointment later on in the evening on Twitter.

He said: “Being called a monkey today by a Pau supporter, it hurts, but I’m sad there is such a weak human at Pau.”

Montpellier have since told Canal Plus that they will request footage from the incident to take the matter further.

Nagusa had been named in the initial Fiji squad for the Rugby World Cup but was on the injury list.

The Nadi winger has scored 14 Test tries for Fiji since debuting against Samoa in the 2008 Pacific Nations Cup.

  • Planet Rugby

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