غير مصنف

Austin Healey Engages In Twitter Spat Following Tuilagi Tackle Outrage

[ad_1]

There was uproar from Ireland fans when England star Manu Tuilagi hit Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale with a late shoulder during Saturday’s Six Nations opener in Dublin.

Tuilagi, making his first start for his country since 2014, avoided any retroactive punishment from a citing for the shoulder charge.

Many on Twitter condemned the tackle, but retired England star Austin Healey saw fit to launch a bizarre rant to defend his own comments about the challenge.

The pundit placed himself right in the middle of a Twitter spat following comments made about the tackle.

The worst thing about Twitter in the Six Nations, is ‘fans’ queuing up to ignore/excuse shitty behaviour they’d have condemned a week ago’, user Josh Gardner said in his tweet.

Healey quickly responded to the comments and posted four snowflake emoji, implying that Gardner was one himself.

When Gardner responded with ‘your tweeting is almost as insightful and nuanced as your commentary Austin,’ the former Leicester star decided to go on a bit of a rant.

Thanks Josh it’s because I’ve been doing it for 10 years, that’s at least 60 games a year X 10, it’s why I’m the best at what I do’, the 45-year-old began.

I understand the 2 reasons you tweet Josh 1. Trying to get an English player cited..because you’re scared 2. You want fame and more people to listen to your shite pod.’

Ross Tucker, a professor of exercise physiology who has previously worked with World Rugby, then came in to speak about player welfare when it comes to late tackles like Tuilagi’s.

This expert pundit’s timeline is a study in parochial blindness, and it encapsulates a key element that goes wrong with some of the UK media’s coverage of rugby welfare. It’s just cheerleading dressed up as analysis, hidden behind a flag, smothered in self-righteousness’, said the rugby consultant.

Healey wasn’t having any of that.

If that wasn’t enough, rugby reporter Sam Peters then hopped into the simmering rant. He described Healey’s career as a ‘farty, shouty clown act.’

Healey then describe Peters’s comments as ‘disrespectful’ before stating that he takes his job ‘very seriously’.

And all this over a Manu Tuilagi tackle. If the Leicester star’s international exile is truly over, then we could have a serious rugby social media war on our hands.



[ad_2]

Source link

اظهر المزيد

مقالات ذات صلة

زر الذهاب إلى الأعلى