Ex-NRL star's foul act triggers alarming question

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Andrew Johns has questioned Corey Norman's authorities of caput aft the erstwhile NRL prima enactment a manus up an opponent's backside during a Super League match.

Norman's nonrecreational rugby league vocation could beryllium implicit aft the Toulouse Olympique playmaker was banned for 8 games and fined much than $800.

That was the punishment dealt to the erstwhile Broncos, Eels and Dragons five-eighth for bringing backmost the antics made infamous by John Hopoate during Toulouse's nonaccomplishment to the Warrington Wolves past week.

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Corey Norman's disturbing antics successful the Super League person led to Andrew Johns asking a startling question of the ex-NRL star. (Getty)

Norman pleaded not blameworthy but the tribunal was "entirely satisfied" that helium had intentionally placed a manus betwixt the buttocks of an opposing player.

"Mate, where's your caput at?" Johns said connected Wide World of Sports' Freddy and The Eighth.

"If you're reasoning astir doing that bash you reckon you attraction astir what you're doing connected the field?"

Norman's disturbing determination was a throwback to Hopoate's fishy on-field behaviour successful Wests Tigers colours.

He was banned for 12 games aft inserting a digit into the backsides of 3 Cowboys players during a lucifer successful 2001.

Brad Fittler said what Norman did was "ridiculous", but he's not convinced it warranted an eight-match suspension.

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"I'd alternatively that than a breached jaw," Fittler said.

"Like, 8 weeks. Is that a agelong time?"

Freddy and The Eighth presenter Mat Thompson piped in.

"Without trying to beryllium 1 of those wowzers, it's intersexual assault," Thompson said.

"If you did it connected the thoroughfare you'd extremity up successful jail."

Johns shook his head.

"It's conscionable not connected ... what are you thinking?"

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