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“Choked by his own underwear” – Chris Ashton almost died during wild celebrations

Leicester Tigers hero Freddie Burns has revealed all about theLeicester Tigers’ Gallagher Premiership title celebrations.

One player he was specifically worried for was winger Chris Ashton, who found himself being choked by his own underwear during the celebrations.

“People were getting their pants ripped up over their heads. I thought Ashy was going to die,” said Burns,  was speaking on the RugbyPass Offload podcast.

“Someone wedgied Ashy and then pulled it over his neck but it didn’t rip. So literally it was choking him out. Genuinely, the panic in his face, he thought he was going to die.

“That’s why I was in dungarees, so no one could get their hand down the back to rip my pants. Honestly, it was a joke.”


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#1. Joe Marler gone wild, 2021

Marler revealed on an episode of  ‘A League of Their Own’,: “I did three days, the Saturday night (After the Premiership final) we went back to the [Harlequins] stadium [with] loads of fans, friends and family, then the team carried on a bit.

“I don’t live anywhere near where we play, I was kind of like s*** I don’t really fancy paying for an Uber to go 120 miles away.

“So I thought the next best thing would be to go back to the stadium, break in, jump the fence and sleep in one of the boxes.”

Marler then went on to say: “Luckily I found some keys somewhere, I won’t go into too many details but one of them said box fourteen.

“So I said ‘brilliant, nailed it’ went up to this box and fell asleep.

“I woke up about half-seven, all the lights went on and this woman dressed in a nurse outfit comes in.

Gallagher Man of the Match Joe Marler of Harlequins speaks to BT Sport’s Sarra Elgan during the Gallagher Premiership Cup Final between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Twickenham Stadium June 26, 2021 in London, England (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

 the prop hilariously revealed: “[I] looked around and all these tables were separated two metres apart, it was really nicely done up there was sanitiser everywhere, there was masks [and] all this lot.

“And I was like ‘where the f, what is this? This isn’t a box’.

“It turns out it was the NHS vaccination centre that was set up.”