LEE Paterson, the Batley winger who was charged with using homophobic abuse to a Leigh player has been banned for five games.
Paterson who pleaded not guilty was also fined £50 by an independent disciplinary tribunal.
The charge relates to the game against Leigh Centurions played on August 3 which Paul Rowley’s side won 36-6.
He took to social netowrking site Twitter to react to the ban saying: “5 games. Like I said before people that no me and who’s opinion I care about no the truth. Not 3 people sat behind a desk who don’t no me.”
Paterson also tweeted: “Had a leyther on panel. I was always gonna be found guilty.”