England rugby accused players of online abuse after saying that Prop’s Ellis Genji was threatened with murder: Wales defeats Six Nations on Saturday..
Genge said he had been abused on social media after the footage of not applauding Wales players surfaced after England lost 40-24 at Cardiff’s principal stadium.
“I have to ponder why I don’t applaud in the tunnel. I should give the utmost respect to the Welsh people, such as the keyboard warrior who threatens death …” he tweeted.
I don’t know why I don’t applaud in that tunnel, so I have to ponder. Welsh people need to be given the utmost respect, such as keyboard warriors who threaten to die. pic.twitter.com/qX49P570V2
— Genge (@EllisGenge) February 28, 2021
England Rugby said Wales was “worthy of victory” and urged fans to combat online abuse by reporting offensive tweets.
“Respect is the core value of rugby.” England Rugby said in a statement..
“Unfortunately, some of the social media reactions to players and teams do not show the level of respect that the rugby community is proud of.
“We support players and teams against online abuse.”
The Welsh rugby union also threw their support behind England and condemned the abuse in a statement.
“This must be stopped. It is unacceptable,” the statement read.
Welsh Rugby Union Statement: pic.twitter.com/M56D4eJc07
— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) March 1, 2021
Earlier, England Rugby extended support to tweeted BBC reporter Sonja McLaughlan She cried because of the online abuse directed at her After the post-match interview.
“Abuse to do your job is not OK, and we stand with you.” England rugby said..
England scored 6 points in three games and finished fourth in the Six Nations rankings.
England rugby accuses players of online abuse after Wales defeat
SourceEngland rugby accuses players of online abuse after Wales defeat