Former Cronulla Sharks player Todd Carney has launched an appeal over his controversial dismissal from the club last weekend, stating two members of the Cronulla board were not consulted about the decision.
The SMH are reporting that Carney’s agent, David Riolo, has spoken to the game’s governing body regarding the Sharks’ failure to go through the correct disciplinary procedures, and that the club didn’t even tell Carney his contract had been torn up before going public with the decision.
“Todd was on long-term contract at the Sharks and he got fired by a phone call which ironically came after the press release had already been sent out and also still hasn’t received any written notification five days later of a breach notice or even a termination,” Riolo told Triple M.
“There are things within the NRL contract, a process that needs to be followed and it is clear as day what you have to do and that is send a breach notice, that then gives the player five days notice to attend to that and appear before the board.
“None of this has been followed and he has just been treated with complete disrespect. Regardless of the issue I think everyone deserves a fair hearing.”