Ian Roberts wasn’t afraid to let Anthony Mundine know how he feels.
Ian Roberts wasn’t afraid to let Anthony Mundine know how he feels.

Gay slurs slammed: ‘Choc, you’re a d***head’

FORMER rugby league star Ian Roberts has taken a swipe at boxer and fellow former footballer Anthony Mundine on the eve of Mardi Gras in Sydney regarding the polarising sporting identity's controversial opinions about gay people.

Mundine made headlines after his stint on Channel Ten's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, with his incendiary comments.

Boxer Anthony Mundine is again under fire over his comments on gay people. Picture: Getty Images
Boxer Anthony Mundine is again under fire over his comments on gay people. Picture: Getty Images

Roberts, the only NRL star to have come out as gay, says he is dumbfounded at how Mundine, a practising Muslim and Aboriginal, could have such disparaging beliefs about another minority group.

NRL legend Ian Roberts has taken a jab at Mundine. Picture: Richard Dobson
NRL legend Ian Roberts has taken a jab at Mundine. Picture: Richard Dobson
"There are people dealing with their insecurities about this and are sitting in silence and not telling anyone else and then they hear that … they might not have heard anything else on the radio or news that week but they heard that," the former Manly Sea Eagles and Rabbitohs enforcer said.
Anthony Mundine on the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!
Anthony Mundine on the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Despite their opposing stances on the issue, Roberts says he is open to meeting with Mundine in a bid to make him realise the far-reaching consequences of his words.

"He would have no awareness about how damaging his words would be to kids who are dealing with this," he said.

"I know 'Choc' well enough to say you're a dickhead and I would say 'Choc you're a dickhead'.

Roberts had some choice words for Choc. Picture: Richard Hedger/Telling Tales
Roberts had some choice words for Choc. Picture: Richard Hedger/Telling Tales

"There a kids in the suburbs killing themselves because of shit like that, because of f---wits like that."



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