Posted: 1 November, 2013
by Triple M NRL
Newcastle Player Backlash
Ryan Stig gives his first interview over controversial comments
Ryan Stig of Newcastle Knights Photo: Getty Images
A player at Matty Johns' old club, the Newcastle Knights, Ryan Stig said some pretty controversial comments on his instagram regarding gay marriage.
The 23-year-old had his first interview on KO FM up at Newcastle, saying "I just won't bow to the politically-correct notion it's okay because I love people too much." Hear the rest of the interview below, plus Matty's reaction.
Ryan Stig On Triple M
Earlier On Triple M
The Newcastle Knights have distanced themselves from comments made by Ryan Stig, the 23-year-old halfback uploading a letter to Facebook and Instagram in which homosexuality was labelled a "politically correct charade" and "demonic".
"The Newcastle Knights does not discriminate against any person or race whether they are a player, supporter or employee within our organisation. We offer equal opportunities for any person to play a role in our Club and do not support the views of Ryan Stig.
"These comments are the personal opinion of Stig, based on his own beliefs and do not reflect those of the Club."
Stig, who is a devout christian, copped a backlash after the post which expressed his views on gay marriage.
One response was: "I hope one day you look back on this will (sic) sincere regret. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs but this does nothing but breed hatred," said follower Hannahbourkepr.