January 23, 2022

Anti-vax Storm star will not return captain’s calls

Melbourne captain Jesse Bromwich has revealed he is struggling to get telephone calls returned by anti-vax teammate Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

The Storm are locked in a battle with the hulking Kiwi prop over his refusal to get vaccinated towards COVID-19.

Whereas the NRL has not mandated vaccines for gamers or workers, the Victorian authorities is strict on skilled athletes getting jabbed earlier than they’re allowed to take part in competitors or workforce actions.

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Asofa-Solomona was resulting from start pre-season coaching on Monday, however Melbourne has as a substitute designed a program for him to do at residence away from the membership.

Final week John Asiata became the first NRL player to walk away from a contract – with Canterbury – resulting from his refusal to get vaccinated. Asofa-Solomona is at risk of going the identical approach and sacrificing a way more profitable wage.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona of the Storm and Harry Grant of the Storm rejoice (Getty)

“I am very hopeful that NAS will come again, he is a robust man and a giant a part of our workforce,” Bromwich mentioned.

“A whole lot of us boys care deeply for him and I’ve tried to achieve out to him however I did not get something again.

“I do know he is bought his beliefs round vaccination and it is as much as him however we actually need him to come back again. So hopefully the matter resolves itself quickly.

“I simply don’t love this awkwardness between us… I am very shut with him so hopefully we are able to get it sorted quickly.”

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