Gallen responds to fans calling him a ‘hypocrite

By Staff Writers
March 16, 2017

PREMIERSHIP winner Paul Gallen has lashed out at the public’s criticism of his stance on recreational drugs. 

Earlier in the week the Sharks skipper called for a zero tolerance stance on recreational drug use in the NRL, a view which prompted many fans and media pundits to label him a hyprocite following his involvement in the Sharks supplement scandal.

“I’m of the opinion that rugby league players or professional athletes shouldn’t be taking cocaine. I don’t know why it’s such a big issue to be honest,” Gallen said on Triple M Dead Set Legends.

“Going through what I’ve been through, I suppose it’s given people a voice to say ‘you’re a hypocrite’.

“You saw Paul Kent [on Fox Sports] say that I have a point but that I shouldn’t be able to speak on it but, there’s a big difference. I pleaded guilty to something that was given to me by my club. I guarantee you one thing, clubs aren’t giving players cocaine.”