Mopani boss calls Rugby players stupid, useless fools
Mopani Copper Mines Plc Chief Officer-Business Improvements Barry Hogkinson has insulted Mufulira Leopards Rugby Club players for losing to Red Arrows 41-30 during last weekend’s league final in Kitwe.
During a meeting held at the club house on July 9 at 18:00 hrs, Mr. Hogkinson is said to have hauled unprintables at the losing side branding them as ungrateful idiots.
In a fit of rage, the Mopani boss even smashed the trophy to the ground the team won as runners up as visibly shaken players looked by in silence.
“That performance was stupid and below expectations you idiots. The club has done everything for you and given you jobs to feed your damn families and is this the way you can reward us? Whoever does not want to play for Leopards can say so and leave. The door is wide open,” he said in loud undertones.
Hogkinson is not new to racist rants as this has been going on for a long time especially when the team fails to deliver.
He branded the players as ungrateful and most of them got jobs from playing rugby to feed their families.
The players at the club and workers at Mopani in Mufulira now work in fear and have since called on the Minister of Labour to launch a probe into the matter.