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Video: New Zealand’s Aaron Smith Gives Tearful Statement After Public Toilet Incident

Video: New Zealand’s Aaron Smith Gives Tearful Statement After Public Toilet Incident

Aaron Smith gave a tearful statement to the press after being caught up in a public toilet scandal which saw him banned from the New Zealand rugby team.

The All Blacks star was handed a one-match ban after breaching the team’s code of conduct.

He was seen entering a toilet cubicle with a woman at Christchurch Airport shortly before the team got on a flight to Durban for their game against South Africa on Saturday.

Smith then re-emerged 10 minutes later and an eye-witness insisted “there was absolutely no question what the couple were doing in there”, according to the New Zealand Herald.

It’s already a big story given Smith was on international duty at the time, but gets even worse for the half back because he has a partner at home.

After being handed the one-game ban and given permission to return home to sort his personal issues, Smith gave a tearful statement at the airport:

Smith will be hoping he can get back into the All Blacks side when they take on Australia later this month.

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