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A PS40,000 fine against rugby team Castleford Tigers has been reduced by half, reports the Press Association. A Rugby Football League appeals tribunal imposed the fine in June after homophobic chants were shouted at the opposing Crusaders' gay player Gareth Thomas (pictured) in March. Thomas came out last December.
"Castleford Tigers in no way condone abusive chanting or behavior and we accept the outcome of the appeals tribunal," says Castleford chief executive Richard Wright.