England supporters have been labeled as “yobs” following their treatment of referee James Doleman during Saturday afternoon’s match.
In a familiar narrative, Steve Borthwick’s team once again turned around a halftime deficit in the Six Nations, narrowly defeating a spirited Wales team 16-14 at Twickenham.
Similar to their previous match in Rome, England found themselves trailing at halftime as Wales secured a penalty try and an Alex Mann score, threatening their first victory at Twickenham since 2015.
Fraser Dingwall’s try narrowed the gap for England before George Ford’s penalty secured the win. However, some fans were unhappy with referee James Doleman’s decision to yellow card Ollie Chessum in the first half, resulting in audible booing from the stands.
While the decision was debatable, many fans expressed their displeasure, within their rights to do so. Nevertheless, this dissent did not go unnoticed by opposing fans, with one remarking, “Do the English fans at Twickenham not understand the rules of the game? It’s baffling why they’re booing such clear decisions.”
Another questioned, “Do England fans at Twickenham truly comprehend the game and its rules? It’s absurd to boo a clear yellow card.”
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Four players Steve Borthwick should drop – and who should replace them for Scotland
#1. Fraser Dingwall
Telegraph 5/10: “The try covered a multitude of sins – from George North running straight through him, to not holding his line before passing to Daly.”
Planet Rugby 6/10: “Not a huge carrying threat but a smart operator. Took his try well and is a good distributor on the gain line, although he needs to show more in the rest of the Six Nations.”
Replacement: Ollie Lawrence or Manu Tuilagi (If fit)