Six Nations 2020: the English George Ford kicks the ball in the face of the older fan after trying to celebrate
Jubilant George Ford accidentally slaps a cheering fan in the face as he kicks the ball in contact to seal England’s Six Nations victory over Ireland at Twickenham … and then celebrates in celebration!
England beat Ireland with their physical approach on Sunday, but it wasn’t just the visitors who left Twickenham with some bruises to show it.
The Eddie Jones side overcame their 24-12 opponents in Twickenham in the Guinness Six Nations to keep their championships alive and to dent their rivals in the process.
Attempts by George Ford, Elliot Daly and Luke Cowan-Dickie pushed England to victory in what was their first game at home since the Rugby World Cup last year.
George Ford scored the opening test of England during their 24-12 win over Ireland on Sunday
Ford shot the ball into the stands when he celebrated the first score of the Six Nations game
The fly-half shone with delight after he put his side 5-0 in front at Twickenham on Sunday
Ford’s boat in the stands, however, accidentally flew in the direction of the face of an older supporter
The fan was not fast enough to get out of the way of the ball because it hit him directly in the face
The supporter, however, took the accidental incident with him and then gave two thumbs up
Ford’s attempt gave England a 5-0 lead in the first half and his celebrations would have made an older fan a bit dull by accident.
After he struck to score, at the expense of the error of the Irish captain Johnny Sexton, Ford shot the ball into the stands.
However, the contact of the flying half hit the jubilant supporter in the face instead.
The unfortunate and accidental incident, however, did not dampen his mind as he continued to cheer — he gave the thumbs two thumbs before checking his mouth.
A fan on Twitter went to the social media platform to clarify the situation. “George Ford celebrates after nailing the old guy in the red jacket #rugbyenergy,” wrote @ tgjackson93.
A fan went to Twitter to reveal the coincidental situation that unfolded after Ford’s attempt
England rose to second place in the Guinness Six Nations table after Sunday’s result. Speaking after the game, Jones claimed that his match was so dominant in their victory that they could have explained during the break.
It was a display with shades of the Rugby World Cup knockout wins against Australia and New Zealand last fall and Jones warned Wales and Italy that his team has extra gears for the final two rounds.
‘We played with a lot of control. We read the conditions well, the referee read well, and during the break, if it was a cricket game, we could have explained it, “Jones said.
“We are building. I have the preparation wrong for the French game and apologize for that.
“There is much more to come. We played hard in the first 40 minutes, probably picked up our foot a bit in the second half, but Ireland always intended to grab a ball. “
The head coach of England was happy with their showing to keep their title of hope on Six Nations alive