Sydney Roosters’ Mitchell Pearce will reportedly be stripped of his captaincy, hit with a $50,000 fine and banned from travelling to England for the World Club challenge next month after the release of a controversial Australia Day video of the NRL player.

In the video, Pearce is seen intoxicated and simulating sexual acts with a dog. The Daily Telegraph have reported that Pearce will face an ‘immediate sacking’ clause added to his contract if he slips up on his behaviour again. 

An official has said, ‘Mitchell obviously needs to be severely punished but he also needs professional help. At this stage he’ll lose the captaincy, be heavily fined and we won’t take him to England.’

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Source: Daily Telegraph