“We didn’t expect beer bottles to be thrown away, that’s a new trick”: Eddie Jones touches fans who threw a plastic bottle at the head of the backroom staff before England conquered Scotland while officials launched probe into ugly scenes
- Officials are investigating the ugly scenes that unfolded before the Calcutta Cup
- When England arrived, a beer bottle employee was struck in the back room
- Eddie Jones expressed concern about the incident after the victory over Scotland
Officials investigate ugly scenes on Saturday in Murrayfield, where Neil Craig, a member of the back rooms of England, was beaten on the head by a plastic beer bottle.
Although the bottle was empty and the high-performance manager caused no injury, Eddie Jones expressed concern about the incident that occurred after the English team coach arrived at the stadium.
With fans busy on stairs and walkways above the vehicle, there was a typically hostile reception, including loud angry and offensive gestures.
Eddie Jones has hit fans throwing a plastic beer bottle at his back room staff
Jones was angry about what he saw as a deliberate act.
“We didn’t expect beer bottles to be thrown away, that’s a new trick,” Jones said. “It’s a pretty good performance, throwing beer bottles. You must be brave to throw a beer bottle. Neil has a hard head and there is not much in it! He’ll be fine. “
Asked if there was a possibility that the RFU would make a formal complaint, Jones added: “It’s not going to do anything?”
“Everyone knows about it, so someone can do something about it. It’s not good behavior, right? If that is how Scottish fans will be respectful, then we must acknowledge it and continue. “
The Scottish RU on Sunday evening claimed that there was no evidence that the bottle was thrown away or hit someone. But Nik Simon, the Mail on Sunday rugby correspondent, witnessed the incident and confirmed that Craig was hit.
Fans crowded on stairs and walkways above the vehicle when England arrived in Murrayfield
Ellis Genge, the try-scorer of England in the 13-6 win, was furious. “That’s not all right,” the Leicester prop said.
“I’ll tell you a fact, if that happened in Twickenham – which it never does – we would be called” English this “and” English that “, and” Cannot believe the English’s disrespect, X, Y and Z ‘.
“But it happens at Murrayfield and everyone is happy with it and says,” Oh, it’s good for the game. “
Unlike other Six Nations stadiums, the layout of Murrayfield forces the visiting team to walk up the gallery under the house supporters on the walkways.
This episode can put pressure on the SRU to tackle those arrangements for the safe arrival of visiting teams.