Posted: 12 April, 2014
Rabbitohs Sam Burgess laughs off incident with Penrith fan following their victory over Penrith on Friday night
After the Rabbitohs victory over Penrith on Friday night, a female Panthers fan struck Sam Burgess in the head with supporter's flag.
His mother took to Twitter to express her disgust at the incident and South Sydney complained to Penrith ground manager. However, Burgess has laughed off the incident speaking to Dead Set Legends on Saturday morning. "I've got a big melon so it's not hard to miss," he told Triple M.
"I don't want to make a big deal of the incident," the Englisman said. "I think Penrith and the NRL will be sorting through that one. I'm alright mate, I'm not injured." Listen to the full interview
Panthers statement on Incident
The Panthers wish to make the following statement regarding an incident involving a Penrith fan and South Sydney player Sam Burgess after last night’s game at Sportingbet Stadium.
Panthers officials confirm the club was made aware of the allegations last night and will be investigating the matter. The club can also confirm a female spectator has contacted the club regarding the incident and has agreed to cooperate fully with the investigation.
The Panthers will not be making any further comment until the matter is resolved.