Agar backs his Chairman’s comments

Wakefield head coach Richard Agar insists he can fully understand his Chairman Michael Carter’s controversial comments regarding the points appeal from the Bradford Bulls, and he insists he would respect him should he choose to walk away from the club.

Carter claimed that he would consider quitting the game should the Bulls succeed in getting their points deduction overturned.

“I can see where he’s coming from,” Agar said.

“I can see why Michael would feel like he’s had his pants pulled down if this turns out to be the case. He’ll do what he thinks is right. But it would be a crying shame for this club if a guy who has shown so much integrity has to walk away.

“I would totally respect his decision, if that is what he chose to do. However, it would be a great loss to the club, the sport and the game if we’re going to alienate people who are prepared to do the right thing.

“People have put their own houses up as collateral, and when the club was in a mess at the back end of last year the possibility of going into administration was mooted, but they were told we would be disqualified from Super League.”

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