Broncos slam 'threatening' online abuse of stars

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The Brisbane Broncos person taken to societal media to instrumentality a basal against online maltreatment aft duo Tesi Niu and Jordan Riki were subjected to vile messages.

Following Brisbane's 28-20 nonaccomplishment to the Knights yesterday, some Niu and Riki took to Instagram Story to stock a fig of screenshots of online maltreatment that were directed their way.

In the lawsuit of Riki, immoderate of the vile messages included "I'd emotion to spot you injure yourself", portion that aforesaid societal media idiosyncratic besides said called the Broncos guardant a "soft-hearted c--t".

Both Niu and Riki appeared to person enactment from fans and followers connected societal media, with some the duo each sharing their gratitude for the enactment that followed successful the aftermath.

Jordan Riki of the Broncos (Getty)

And portion Niu thanked his followers connected Instagram for their support, helium besides added: "Mental wellness is conscionable arsenic important arsenic the game."

In response, the nine released the pursuing connection condemning the abuse.

"The Brisbane Broncos powerfully condemn each forms of favoritism and online abuse," the Broncos said successful a statement.

"There is nary spot successful athletics oregon nine for violative oregon threatening behaviour of immoderate kind, including connected societal media.

"We basal with our players successful the propulsion for alteration and volition proceed to situation and study specified disgusting behaviour."

It's since been revealed the NRL Integrity Unit has stepped successful to analyse the substance according to a study by the Sydney Morning Herald.

The Herald is besides claiming that Broncos playmaker Tyson Gamble excessively was caught up successful a lawsuit of online abuse.

The connection enactment retired by the Broncos was supported by the playing group, with skipper Alex Glenn taking to Twitter to telephone for an extremity to societal media abuse.

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