• Tyrone speaking on NITV's Over The Black Dot on Tuesday 29th September (NITV)Source: NITV
Gold Coast Titans star Tyrone Peachey says he is 'disappointed' at the outcome of an NRL inquiry into an alleged racial slur by Newcastle forward Mitchell Barnett but will continue to call out any similar remarks in the future
By
Jodan Perry

Source:
Over the Black Dot
30 Sep 2020 - 1:02 PM  UPDATED 1 Oct 2020 - 7:49 AM

Tyrone Peachey has reiterated his stance on the alleged incident that occurred during Friday's match against the Knights, after the NRL found no 'adequate evidence' that he was vilified by Mitchell Barnett.

In a statement posted on social media, Peachey said he was unhappy with the result of the investigation but wanted to stress that he is standing firm.

"I know exactly what I heard and stand by my statement. I'm disappointed due to this outcome and how it has portrayed me," it read.

"I am a proud Wiradjuri man and his comments are not acceptable and I need to be a role model to young Indigenous kids and for my two daughters and make sure they know it's not okay to let people say those remarks."

Speaking on NITV's Over The Black Dot on Tuesday, Peachey said the spotlight put on him following the incident has been "intense" but he will continue to speak up if confronted with a similar situation in the future.

"Oh for sure. We have a lot of young Indigenous players up at the Gold Coast I think we have the highest in the NRL. There's a lot of young Indigenous players that look up to me so I had to say something, if I don't say anything it comes across as I think that's okay, and I personally don't," he said.

"That's why I stood up and said what I did. So if it happened again I would definitely do the same thing."

It has been reported that the Newcastle Knights player admitted he called Peachey a 'c--t', but strongly denies using a racial slur.

Peachey will take part in a 'conciliation meeting' with Barnett today that will be facilitated by the NRL.