Ospreys suspend two players for ‘totally unacceptable behaviour’

Ospreys suspend two players for ‘totally unacceptable behaviour’ after footage emerges of them mocking a homeless person

  •  Ospreys have suspended two players after shocking footage emerged
  • Clip showed one of the player’s thrusting himself against a rough sleeper
  • Matthew Aubrey and Callum Carson suspended pending further investigation

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

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The Ospreys have suspended two players after shocking footage emerged appearing to show one of them thrusting himself against a sleeping homeless person.

The rugby team confirmed that Matthew Aubrey, 24, and Callum Carson, 22, had been suspended with immediate effect pending further investigation after footage emerged online of the players mocking the rough sleeper. 

They went on to say that the behaviour shown was ‘totally unacceptable and not condoned by anyone associated with the Ospreys’. 

The clip, which was posted on Matthew Aubrey’s Snapchat account, appears to show Welsh rugby union player Callum Carson approaching a rough sleeper in Cardiff city centre before lying next to them and smiling at the camera.

Ospreys confirmed that Matthew Aubrey, 24, and Callum Carson, 22, had been suspended pending further investigation 

The clip, which was posted on Matthew Aubrey’s Snapchat account, appears to show Callum Carson approaching a rough sleeper in Cardiff city centre

He then places his arm around the unidentified person before thrusting his hips against them.

The person on the floor appears to be sleeping and does not appear to be aware of what is taking place.

The incident took place near the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff city centre, Wales Online reports.

A statement from the Ospreys said: ‘The behaviour shown in this video is totally unacceptable and not condoned by anyone associated with the Ospreys.

‘Both individuals have been suspended with immediate effect, pending further investigation.

The rugby player places his arm around the unidentified person near the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff and thrusts against them

Ospreys said the behaviour shown in this video was ‘unacceptable and not condoned by anyone associated with the Ospreys’. Pictured: Callum Carson of Ospreys in 2021

‘The Ospreys would like to apologise to the person involved, and reinforce that this behaviour in no way represents our values.

‘We will be making no further comment at this time.’     

Mr Aubrey made his debut for the Ospreys in 2016 and previously played for the club’s academy and Swansea RFC.

And Mr Carson, who made his Wales U20s debut in 2018, also plays for Wales Sevens.

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