NRL player Kane Evans has finally revealed how he passes the time between training sessions in the NRL bubble; by doing origami.
The front-rower confessed to his obsession as he sat on the reserves bench carrying a message on his wrist tape which read: “fold some c–t”. The obscure message has earned Evans yet another nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.
The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.
The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.
The message has landed Evans in yet more trouble with the NRL as it is considered offensive, but the Warriors player was quick to defend himself.
“I love origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding,” he confessed.
“I can’t tell you what the ‘c–t’ stands for, but I can tell you that I love origami. I just fold and fold and fold all day. I make animals, flowers, anything, I just can’t stop folding. With everyone talking about Tokyo and the Olympics I thought this was the best time to tell everyone how much I love it. I’ve been tryin’ a get the boys to do it in camp.”
This is his third nomination for Frownlow honours. In 2018 he was accused of a racist slur against an opponent during a game. He also appeared in a leaked video shadow boxing while fellow NRL player Dylan Napa pleasured himself.
Evans faces sanctions from the NRL, but in better news he has been asked to arrange the table decorations at the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year.