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It was reported last week that Panthers' Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was involved in an incident at a junior game, with a St Mary's official grabbing the winger by the throat.
DWZ was volunteering as a touch judge when the incident happened, however according to smh.com.au, he's not going to let that deter him from getting involved in the future.
"It's going to take a lot more than that for me to stop helping out the junior league and me remembering where I came from," Watene-Zelezniak said.
"He had a bad day. Everyone's had a bad day. I've had some bad days. It's just unlucky that I had to be that trigger on that day for him.
"My game ritual is in the morning of a game, I like to forget about myself and do something for someone else. It puts me in a good mindframe for the game.
"I came off the field and I was like, if that can happen in under-12s, imagine what the NRL referees and touch judges get.
"I've always had a lot of respect for them, without them the game can't function. My hat's off to them."