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This Rugby League Player Has Been Caught Simulating Sex With A Dog

And there's a video.

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A scandal has erupted around Sydney Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce after he was allegedly caught on camera simulating sex with a dog on Australia Day.

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The Daily Telegraph released video of the rugby league player simulating sex on a small white dog after being turned down by a woman during an encounter at a party on Australia Day.

In the video, which is behind a paywall, a shirtless Pearce, 26, appears to have urinated on himself. He attempts to kiss a woman at the party but is pushed away.

He then sits down on the couch, picks up the small dog, and simulates sex on it. The woman takes the dog from him and orders him to leave the party.

The Sydney Roosters have released a statement saying they are "aware of an incident involving Mitchell Pearce".

"The Club has advised the NRL's Integrity Unit," the statement said.

"The Club will conduct an internal investigation and will be making no further comment at this time."

Pearce earlier today posted photos on Instagram showing him partying with other men on a Sydney Harbour cruise.

Instagram: @mitchpearce_7

People have since flocked to the player's Wikipedia page to make edits.

It seems the Wikipedia for #MitchellPearce has already gone to the dogs

Unsurprisingly there were many, many, many, many dog jokes.

NRL announces a member of the RSPCA will be added to their Integrity Unit.

very excited for the Mitchell Pearce cup this year.

Nobody has been so happy to hear about a sportsman fucking a dog as Cory Bernghazi. #RuffPlay

This scandal comes after former teammate Todd Carney was caught on film urinating into his own mouth in 2014.

I'd say Todd Carney is going to be very interested in how this is handled...

The bar is literally so low for male athletes. You're one of the good ones if you don't have sex with a dog or pee into your own mouth

Channel 10 weatherman Tim Bailey was not having any of it.

No respect for women. No respect for animals. Is this the lowest of the low? Over to you @NRL Australia is watching you. #pearce

Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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