Ulster club apologises and labels 'Paddy Jackson/Stuart Olding' photo as "inappropriate" 1 year ago

Ulster club apologises and labels 'Paddy Jackson/Stuart Olding' photo as "inappropriate"

The club said they were initially "unaware" of the photo...

Belfast rugby club, Malone RFC, has launched an investigation after two of their players posted "an inappropriate photograph" on social media.

The photo shows two men, one of whom is in his underwear, holding a trophy between their crotches.

The pair have name badges 'Paddy Jackson' and 'Stuart Olding' stuck to their chests.

Jackson and Olding were both acquitted of rape last month.

Malone RFC players were celebrating their victory in the McCrea Cup at the Kingspan Stadium on Easter Monday when the photo was taken.

The club's statement said: "It has been brought to our attention that an inappropriate photograph involving Malone players has been posted on a private social media site.

"Malone was unaware of the photograph and will investigate how it occurred.

"The Club apologises for any offence caused by the contents of the photograph.

"A full investigation will now take place by Malone RFC."