As the players were swamped by hoards of fans, it is purported that a fan in a Panthers jersey made a comment that Walsh, aged 21, didn’t appreciate.
The initial comment isn’t discernable in segments of the incident on social media. However, according to witness accounts, a fan shouted to Walsh, “Moses Leota will take your head off this weekend.”
Instead of disregarding the remark, Walsh felt compelled to retort.
“I’ll take your mum’s,” Walsh is distinctly heard saying on a video that has gained considerable traction on social media platforms.
Subsequently, he casually moves away, surrounded by fellow players and what appears to be security personnel.
The NRL is believed to have received a complaint regarding the video clip.
The NRL is reportedly acquiring more video footage of the incident, which has unfortunately cropped up just two days ahead of their marquee event.
Although the young fan, who seemed to be at the receiving end of Walsh’s coarse remark, reacted with a stunned smile in the video, a witness reported the fan seemed distressed afterwards.
“(The) young lad was visibly distraught and rattled,” one onlooker shared with a publication.