Adam Doueihi will miss Lebanon’s essential World Cup conflict in opposition to Eire – a recreation that may seemingly dictate their quarter-final passage – after it was discovered he made a derogratory slur to NRL referee Grant Atkins.
Doueihi unsuccessfully challenged his one-game suspension at a World Cup judiciary listening to within the UK after being despatched off throughout Lebanon’s first-up 34-12 loss to New Zealand on the event.
In accordance with the minutes of Doueihi’s listening to, Atkins’ match report alleged Doueihi stated “f— me, c—” in the direction of him in response to what the Wests Tigers star believed ought to have been an escort penalty after a second-half kick-off.
Doueihi denied Atkins’ assertion in response, claiming he had stated “give us a f—ing name”.
Cedars captain Mitchell Moses backed up Doueihi’s model of occasions, along with his pissed off teammate yelling at him moments afterwards “f— me, problem (the choice).”
The World Cup judiciary panel was “comfortably glad Atkins was not mistaken” about what was stated, with Doueihi to overlook Lebanon’s conflict with Eire on Monday morning AEDT.
On-field audio of the incident was not made out there attributable to a technical glitch on the time, with Atkins claiming he advised Doueihi “you’re not going to name me the c-word” whereas pointing to the gamers’ tunnel.
Doueihi apologised to Atkins after full-time and was supplied a personality reference by Lebanon coach Michael Cheika, who can be Doueihi’s uncle.