Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has angrily denied swearing at a 10-year-old after an game and has welcomed his club’s promise to investigate the incident.
Reports emerged yesterday that the NSW captain allegedly said “F*** this, I haven’t got time for this s***” when a fan requested an autograph after a home match against North Queensland three weeks ago.
While Gallen said he couldn’t remember the specific situation, he was adamant he didn’t swear at a child.
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He also refuted claims he was aggressive with the boy’s father when confronted after last week’s match against the Wests Tigers, and accused the dad of being antagonistic.
Gallen, whose side visit Parramatta on Saturday, hinted at having a security detail in the future to accompany him to and from football grounds where he was playing.