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Comments made by Latrell Mitchell have caused a massive stir with NRL and NSW league officials.
Mitchell, speaking in a wide-ranging interview with, raised racial discrimination concerns around the Blues State of Origin team.
"NSW went real funny on us because we don't sing the anthem," referring to himself, Cody Walker and Josh Addo-Carr.
The comments caused such offence, NSW Rugby League boss Dave Trodden immediately contacted NRL boss Todd Greenberg and threatened to take legal action.
According to, Greenberg personally intervened and forced the digital arm of the business to delete the explosive quotes.
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The comments were then removed from the story.
NSW officials have also expressed concern about other comments made in the interview, with Mitchell accusing Blues coach Brad Fittler of not contacting him to explain his axing from the team after losing the 2019 Origin opener.
"I didn't get told what I needed to work on," Latrell said. "He (Fittler) said he was going to ring me and he still hasn't rang me."
Trodden said NSWRL has asked Fittler to not comment on the story because there are several inaccuracies, according to the Blues, and they don't want to further inflame the situation.
"This has been addressed previously," Trodden said.
"We're particularly disappointed that the interview on the NRL website contained a number of really serious inaccuracies with suggestions Freddy had made no attempt to contact Latrell.
Latrell's manager slams 'wrong' criticism
Latrell Mitchell's manager has defended his actions as the Roosters star continues to shop around for a lucrative contract.Mitchell is still contracted for 2020 with the Bondi club but has been talks with numerous other NRL clubs - Wests Tigers, North Queensland Cowboys, Canterbury Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Titans - eyeing an early release to take up a bigger deal.
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"This to my knowledge is totally false. He has made many attempts to contact Latrell and has picked him in our State of Origin squad for Thursday and Friday of next week.
"We're also disappointed the governing body of the game would allow publication of an interview like this one with damaging running commentary about our organisation that is seriously inaccurate.
"We were given no opportunity to respond to the comments or correct the inaccuracies."
The Roosters have also expressed concern over the fact Mitchell never consulted them about taking part in the interview, and in effect broke the club's media protocols.
Mitchell said he still wanted to stay at the Roosters despite the Tri-colours already spending the $800,000 that was reserved for him in the cap.
"The Roosters is my home, I've been there since I was 15 and got an opportunity to play and build myself into the player I am today.
"I just want to see what else is out there. I'm entitled to."
Tigers declare no interest in Latrell .
Wests Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe has distanced the club from Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell, saying there is no offer on the table.CEO Justin Pascoe has revealed having no contact with Mitchell or his manager since withdrawing a rich contract offer for the Kangaroos centre last month.