NZ Warriors prop Kane Evans will face sanctions for an obscene message on his wrist strapping, NRL's head of football Graham Annesley says.
During the Warriors' 30-16 defeat to Penrith Panthers on Sunday, 29-year-old Evans was spotted on the bench with the words "fold some c***" written across his wrists.
In the past, the NRL have come down hard on offensive messages, with Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita handed a $20,000 fine in 2016 after showing support for Kieran Loveridge - a convicted coward punch killer.
New Warriors recruit Matt Lodge has also in the past been sanctioned for offensive messages, handed a two-game ban for a similar offence during an under-20s State of Origin match in 2014.
And speaking at his Monday review of round 18 of the NRL, Annesley says that Evans' actions will be "dealt with."
"That writing wasn't appropriate, the words that were on that strapping," Annesley says.
"It will be dealt with by the executive. It's being looked at at the moment. There have been precedents about how these sorts of matters have been dealt with in the past.
"It will be looked at in conjunction with the type of action it was and potentially bringing the game into disrepute."
Any potential ban for Evans would be another blow for the Warriors, who lost Tohu Harris and Wayde Egan to season-ending injuries in the defeat to the Panthers.
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