Zak Hardaker ban fair, says Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott tells BBC Radio Leeds he feels the five-match ban given to Zak Hardaker is fair, but says the full-back is not homophobic.

Hardaker, 22, was found guilty of using verbal abuse based on sexual preference in the defeat by Warrington Wolves last month.

McDermott says the England international will do some coaching with Manchester Canalsiders - a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rugby league club - during his ban.

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