NRL: Greg Inglis attacked in online racist rant

NRL superstar Greg Inglis says he's grateful for hundreds of messages of support after he and his wife were targeted by an online racist rant. Photo / Getty Images.
NRL superstar Greg Inglis says he's grateful for hundreds of messages of support after he and his wife were targeted by an online racist rant. Photo / Getty Images.

NRL superstar Greg Inglis says he's grateful for hundreds of messages of support after he and his wife were targeted by an online racist rant.

Inglis tweeted a screenshot on Tuesday night of the post, left as a comment on an Instagram photo of the Test and South Sydney fullback and his wife Sally.

"I steered (sic) in your face for more than a hour trying to classify your race but I failed I didn't not find any human catagories to classify you on it .." the post read.

The post went on to further disparage Inglis's background and his relationship with his wife.

Inglis re-posted the comment on his Twitter account, with the hashtag "#racism#it#stops#with#me".

The Queensland representative said he and his wife were "so disgusted" by the attack, which sparked a flood of messages supporting him.

"Thank you all for your support on the matter," Inglis later wrote.

Two months ago Inglis featured in the Australian Human Rights Commission's `Racism. It Stops With Me' and Play by the Rules campaigns, alongside several well-known athletes including hurdler Sally Pearson, basketballer Liz Cambage and AFL star Adam Goodes.

The program's launch coincided with an incident during a AFL match between Sydney and Collingwood at the MCG, when Swans superstar Goodes was abused by a teenager who called him an ape.

-AAP

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