Penrith Panthers investigated for allegedly wrecking NRL premiership trophy – as game’s bosses fume over ‘disrespect’ shown during wild grand final celebrations
Grand Final winners the Penrith Panthers are under investigation for badly damaging the NRL trophy after wild celebrations following their victory over South Sydney Rabbitohs last Sunday.
A horrifying photo shows the NRL premiership trophy ‘badly damaged’
The NRL is investigating the extensive damage to the trophy after photos emerged online.
The top brass at the NRL are reportedly furious at the disrespect shown to treasured trophy.
Panthers players celebrating after winning the NRL Grand Final against the Rabbitohs
The trophy, which features an iconic image of former players Norm Provan and Arthur Summons. cost about $30,000 to make.
Penrith beat South Sydney in the NRL Grand Final
Provan and Summons are being held in a baby sling in one of the images.
The caption on another image, which were posted on Instagram by one of the players’ partners reads ‘googoo gaga’.
Penrith will have to pay to repair the damage, which has seen the trophy broken in two, with the top separated from its base.
The NRL is investigating if the Panthers damaged the premiership trophy