It is worth keeping in mind that images are very easily digitally altered, using freely available software like Photoshop.
Twitter rocked early this afternoon with many accounts â€“ including prominent media figures – identifying Monaghan as engaged in a sex act with a dog.
If the image is correct, this is most certainly a criminal offence, even in the Australian Capital Territory.
Mainstream media has already reported on the astonishing situation but has been reluctant to name the player, one of the top NRL players, representing New South Wales in the State of Origin.
We have republished the photograph but have obscured the very graphic parts of the image that appear to indicate a sex act has occurred for legal reasons. It is currently being published by others here which indicates it was re-tweeted by a prominent ABC comic identity. Be warned, it is not a safe for work image. Itâ€™s pretty scary even for those not at work.
We doubt even Brendan Fevola will be able to top this.