Billy Vunipola has revealed why declined to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter.
The Saracens number 8 didn’t support the movement last weekend because of his opposition to elements of the movement’s protests.
“A similar situation happened with the Black Lives Matter movement last week when we were asked if we want to take a knee or not,” Vunipola told The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast.
“What I saw in terms of that movement was not aligned with what I believe in. They were burning churches and Bibles. I can’t support that.
“Even though I am a person of colour, I’m still more a person of, I guess, Jesus.”
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1. He does “the dougie” for ESPN
The number 8 shows ESPN presenter Sarra Elgan how to dougie!
2. Ignoring Jonny
He has since apologised via his brother’s twitter, saying his emotions got the better of him.