Gallen has been fined and banned from representing the Kangaroos after taking aim at the NRL via Twitter.
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Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen has been fined $50,000 for an offensive social media post attacking the NRL.
Gallen posted the comment last Thursday whilst in Hawaii after news emerged of Steve Noyce’s exit from the Sharks, with Gallen hastily deleting the post soon afterwards.
He will also be ineligible to be selected for the Kangaroos Test side unless he completes a leader’s accountability course.
Gallen has seven days in which to respond to the breach notice and explain all factors that might have led to the expletive-laden post on Twitter.
The NSW Origin captain is in hot water after taking a shot an NRL officials over their handling of the doping saga.
Sharks chairman Damian Keogh expressed his disappointment in Gallen’s actions.
“The last two years have been a difficult period for the Sharks and our focus is on performing strongly on and off the field in 2015,” Keogh said.
“So it is disappointing to have the club involved in this sort of issue as we prepare for next season.”