“You’re just a grub”: Luke Lewis rips into current crop of NRL troublemakers

BY STAFF WRITERS

Retired Penrith and Cronulla great Luke Lewis has ripped the current crop of NRL bad boys to shreds.

Lewis was more than fired up on Wednesday night’s edition of Fox Sports NRL 360, calling out players for physical violence against women.

“You’ve either got morals, or you don’t,” Lewis said.

“My morals are: you do not belt a woman. That’s just how it is.

“I’m a proud ambassador of White Ribbon and I just don’t respect any man that goes out and belts a woman. It’s just not right.

“If we’re going to sit there and talk about our game changing and our culture changing, if you’re going to come into the game and get paid ridiculously well and you can’t change your morals because ‘we’ve got to change the culture’ — you’ve got to change the culture mentally. You’re the one who’s got to turn up and say ‘I don’t want to belt women, I want to be a different person, I want to be a role model’ and if you don’t want to do it, then don’t play our game.

“You just treat women with respect and it’s done, you don’t have any dramas.”

Lewis went further by calling certain players “grubs”

“You either believe in it and you buy into it, or you’re just a grub. That’s my personal opinion.”

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