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All Black Under Investigation For Alleged Homophobic Assault In South Africa 

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All Black George Bridge denies that he was behind an alleged homophobic assault against a gay man and his friends at a Cape Town McDonald’s over the weekend.  
 
It has been confirmed  All Black George Bridge is one of the players at the centre of an alleged homophobic incident in Cape Town, South Africa.The allegations are being strongly denied by the Crusaders who have issued a statement saying they are aware of what is being alleged and have spoken to Bridge,  

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson told the NZ Herald that only one player, All Black George Bridge, was involved, denying that anything “untoward” happened.

“George who I’ve talked a lot about, he engaged with him … he’s really upset about everything that’s come out, he’s extremely, authentically genuine that there was nothing ever said,” Robertson said.  

Robertson also denies there was more than one player involved. Despite the allegations, there has been no hard evidence produced by the men who alleged the assault.

Up to three Crusaders players were accused on Instagram by Cape Town man Alexandros Paterimos of “physically intimidating” behavior.

It is unclear whether or not Cape Town police are investigating. 

express has contacted the Crusaders rugby team for further comment as well as the South African man who has made the allegations. 

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