UK student rugby club banned for 'dressing up as Savile and victims' at theme party

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 09:30 hrs

A student rugby club in Britain has been banned from playing after team members dressed up as shamed former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile and his victims on a night out.

The fancy-dress event was organised by members of St Cuthbert's Society Men's Rugby Club at Durham University.

St Cuthbert's, one of the university's most successful college sides, were banned from playing for the rest of the term after first-year players dressed up as young girls, second years wore Savile outfits, and third and fourth years came as police officers or Panorama journalists.

According to the Daily Mail, it is also alleged one person stripped off, another tried to steal a dartboard from a rival college bar and more players set off a fire alarm.

The paper quoted a Durham University spokesman said, as saying that the 'college has investigated the incident and disciplinary action is being taken.'

According to the paper, it is believed that organisers of the event, on October 25, have been ordered to carry out unpaid work and 50 pounds fines have been imposed on players. (ANI)

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