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Nathan Cleary reveals fans scream ‘TikTok’ at him after party with blondes during lockdown

Lockdown dodger Nathan Cleary was taunted by fans who shouted ‘TikTok’ at him during his first match back after coronavirus restrictions eased.    

Cleary, 22, was fined $1,000 by New South Wales police after he was caught breaching social distancing rules when a TikTok video emerged of him dancing with five women on Anzac Day. 

Cleary made a solid return from his two-game ban in Friday’s loss to Parramatta, orchestrating a 10-point lead before the team faded in the second half to go down. 

But the Eels did their best to remind Cleary of his indiscretion when they played ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd, the song he was busted dancing to on Tiktok.  

NRL star Nathan Cleary, 22 says his opponents tried to psyche him out during his first match back in the contest since his coronavirus breach

Cleary, 22, was fined $1,000 by New South Wales police after he was caught breaching social distancing rules when a TikTok video emerged of him dancing with five women on Anzac Day

Cleary, 22, was fined $1,000 by New South Wales police after he was caught breaching social distancing rules when a TikTok video emerged of him dancing with five women on Anzac Day 

Cleary said he didn’t notice the song, but jeers from the crowd did catch him off guard.

During the match on Friday, the Parramatta Eels tried to put Cleary off by playing 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd, the song he was busted dancing to on Tiktok

During the match on Friday, the Parramatta Eels tried to put Cleary off by playing ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd, the song he was busted dancing to on Tiktok

‘I actually didn’t notice (the song) but my second kick I had the Parramatta supporters yelling out TikTok the whole time,’ Cleary said.

‘That sent a tingle down my spine. I don’t like hearing that, but it is what it is.

It’s a reality the 22-year-old is expecting to face in the future, however he remains determined to mature into his role as a leader in the club.

He again conceded he had done the wrong thing by flouting social distancing laws on Anzac Day, which also resulted in a $1000 fine from police.

‘Everyone’s trying to find who to ridicule things with. There’s always trying to find the negative and things like that,’ he said.

‘It’s no different to anything I’ve dealt with in the past.’ 

Cleary made a solid return from his two-game ban in Friday's loss to Parramatta, orchestrating a 10-point lead before the team faded in the second half to go down

Cleary made a solid return from his two-game ban in Friday’s loss to Parramatta, orchestrating a 10-point lead before the team faded in the second half to go down

But stepping down from the club’s leadership group didn’t enter his mind.

‘It was definitely something I wanted to keep,’ Cleary said.

‘This could almost be a building block for me to move forward past this and become better, not only as a person but as a leader. That’s what I want to do.

‘On the field I’m always going to be a leader. I’ve got the No.7 on my back.

‘(But) off the field I’ve got a fair way to go. Leadership’s bloody tough and I’m working hard on it.’

The Penrith Panthers star admitted his actions were 'irresponsible, selfish and pretty stupid' after he accepted his two-game ban last month

The Penrith Panthers star admitted his actions were ‘irresponsible, selfish and pretty stupid’ after he accepted his two-game ban last month 

A source has previously claimed that Cleary was fined $30,000 fine and banned from two NRL games for lying about his whereabouts after flouting lockdown rules. 

The Penrith Panthers star admitted his actions were ‘irresponsible, selfish and pretty stupid’ after he accepted his two-game ban last month.

Initially, Cleary had claimed he was at home practising self-isolation and the girls in the video were down the road drinking, so he let them wait for an Uber at his house.

He also claimed the girls were only at his house for ten minutes and lied about leaving his house to pick them up, the Daily Telegraph reported. 

Cleary was fined after this video was posted to social media when it became apparent the NRL player had flouted lockdown rules

Cleary was fined after this video was posted to social media when it became apparent the NRL player had flouted lockdown rules  

However the NRL decided to come down hard on him with a source confirming there were two reasons for the large fine and suspension.

‘Firstly, the activities were not in line with public protocols,’ the NRL source reportedly said.

‘But, secondly, he conspired to concoct a story about what he was doing.’

The NRL is furious the Penrith star was found lying to the Integrity Unit twice.

Cleary expressed his remorse over the scandal, saying he was ‘obviously embarrassed’ and not happy with what he had done.

‘I just to want to apologise for my actions. My actions were irresponsible, selfish and pretty stupid, to be honest,’ he told the club’s website on Tuesday.

‘I brought a lot of negative attention to not only myself, but my family, the club, the game as well, and that’s what has hurt me the most.’

Cleary (pictured) was slapped with a hefty $30,000 fine and banned from two NRL games for lying about his whereabouts

Cleary (pictured) was slapped with a hefty $30,000 fine and banned from two NRL games for lying about his whereabouts 

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