Ellis Genge blasts the BBC after they publish image of wrong mixed race player in article about race issues

England prop Ellis Genge has blasted the BBC after they mistakenly used an image of Lewis Ludlam instead of him in an article regarding race issues.

“I’m actually fucked off with this happening to every mixed race/black sportsperson,” wrote Genge.

“Must be the 15th time in less than a year just between me and Lewis Ludlam.”

And although Ludlam revealed he agreed with Genge, who said the pulling down of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol was “warranted”, the Northampton back-rower also found the use of a wrong photo ironic.

“I’m with Gengey on this one, however, wrong mixed raced guy @BBCSport,” wrote Ludlam .

“Probably should be getting that right on an article about race issues. Not the first time this has happened.”

The controversial bronze statue of Colston was torn down and thrown into the harbour by anti-racism protesters on Sunday.

Ludlam then pointed out another occasion where ITV got him mixed up with England winger Anthony Watson.

Former England captain Will Carling also commented regarding the error, branding it shocking.


Sir Ian McGeechan selects his 41-man Lions squad for 2021 tour

In a year’s time (coronavirus permitting) Warren Gatland will announce his squad for the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa. 

Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan has selected the star studded squad he’d pick to take on the world champions.

Back-three (8)

Josh Adams, Andrew Conway, Elliot Daly, Stuart Hogg, Jordan Larmour, Jonny May, Anthony Watson, Liam Williams.

Centres (5)

Jonathan Davies, Robbie Henshaw, Sam Johnson, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi