An NRL legend who tested negative for Covid-19 thrice has been slapped with a $5000 fine for going to go to his dying mother in hospital.
Former Newcastle Knights star Robbie O’Davis, 49, stated the penalty is ‘un-Australian’ and that he’s now planning to fight the ‘ridiculous’ breach order.
The heavy positive has not gone over correctly inside the rugby league mad group, with swathes of followers voicing their disgust on social media.
He was deemed an in depth contact after merely driving by the use of the auto park of Lake Macquarie Costco on August 21 on the identical time a contaminated particular person from Sydney was contained in the store.
‘On the end of the day I don’t assume I’ve achieved one thing mistaken. I’m not a jail,’ O’Davis acknowledged.
‘I’m a father, a grandfather, a husband and I might certainly not try and hurt anyone however when your mum was laying there dying, you’d bounce over buildings to say goodbye.’
The 1997 and 2001 Grand Final hero ‘did the exact issue’ and checked in by the use of QR code on the low value chain when he dropped off concrete as part of his job to workers exterior the premises.
Although he was ‘not even close to being in contact with anyone’ he acquired a letter from NSW Effectively being informing him he would want to keep in isolation for 14 days.
Then on August 25 his beloved mother Marg, 74, was unexpectedly rushed to hospital and educated she didn’t have prolonged to reside.
‘They acknowledged she had sepsis and can go at any minute,’ O’Davis acknowledged.
‘Solely dad was allowed inside the room, so all of us acquired on speaker phone and spoke to her by the use of the night time time.’
She made it by the use of the night time time and on the subsequent day the Queensland and Australian advisor went to the Belmont Hospital to say his final goodbye – a switch which was deemed a breach of his stay-at-home orders though he had beforehand acquired a adversarial Covid check out.
He carried out songs and poems his youngsters had recorded for his or her nan as her scenario deteriorated inside the hospital.
Later that exact same day he had a police officer come to his door and ship a $5000 breach order, then on August 27 his mother died.
He tried to downside the unbelievable after getting two additional adversarial checks once more nevertheless his attraction was rejected.
O’Davis took to social media on Tuesday to vent his frustration after the shortage of his mother last month was compounded by the financial penalty.