On social media, local police are investigating an instance of racial bullying of Dragons winger Ashton Hewitt. Hewitt shared a screenshot on his Twitter account of an account that seemed to make racial comments about the 26-year-old following the 20-3 defeat to the Scarlets on New Year’s Day.
Hewitt, who is a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter campaign, wrote alongside the photo: “This is what a rugby fan wants to see after a game somewhere (I think in Wales). On Saturday 2 January, we were contacted by Dragons Rugby about offensive material posted on social media in relation to one of their players. Statement pic.twitter.com/pwdyBvbiWk- Gwent Police (@gwentpolice) January (@gwentpolice)” In Gwent, there is no place for hate crimes. We are dedicated to ensuring that our neighborhoods are secure and welcoming places for all. Anyone with information that may assist with the investigation is asked to contact us on 101. “We are committed to ensuring our communities are safe places and welcoming to all. Anyone with information that could help with the investigation is asked to call us on 101. ” “Ashton Hewitt (@ashton hewitt) January 2, 2021 There is no longer the account that attacked Hewitt. Hewitt told Sky Sports News that he was angry and frustrated with the abuse, adding, “I was angry and frustrated with the abuse. “After the protests and the Black Lives Matter stuff, which I’ve been pretty vocal about over the last few months, I’ve gotten a bit used to it,” he said. A statement from the Dragons on their website read: ” a statement from the Dragons on their website read: ” The only reason I have to deal with it is because I have been so outspoken about racism on Twitter and I have been harassed as a result. The matter was reported by the area to the police. With https://t. Co/NTVlCUH6rB#Rise pic.twitter.com/cwlfDqxAi5- Dragons (@dragonsrugby) January 2, 2021 “Dragons finds all forms of discriminatory behavior completely unacceptable and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms. “Our game values are not reflected by the individual who has expressed these views. We would like to thank the fans who on social media have denounced this post and expressed their support for Ashton. The Dragons take all hate crime reports very seriously. Online, in our stadium, in our community or in our game, such activity has no place. “The Dragons take all reports of hate crime very seriously. Such behavior has no place online, in our stadium, in our community or in our game. ” For Ashton, this is an ongoing challenge and the region understands how tough it has been for him in the last few months.