Roosters chairman Nick Politis has revealed he burst into tears when he saw Joey Manu’s swollen face after a vicious hit from former teammate Latrell Mitchell.
The South Sydney fullback was suspended for the rest of the year in the aftermath of last Friday’s derby.
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Manu will also miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery and having plates put in his face.
“I was shattered for Joey,” Politis told Roosters Radio.
“Forget about the result, just the fact, when you see that scene on TV that he went back to Latrell with tears in his eyes and his face busted, and he didn’t go back with any animosity or to have a fight he went back and said, ‘why, why, what’s the matter with…