"Have a day off" - James Haskell slammed for 'disrespecting' women's rugby - Ruck

“Have a day off” – James Haskell slammed for ‘disrespecting’ women’s rugby

England international James Haskell has been accused of ‘disrespecting women’s rugby’ with one of his latest. online comments.

The former flanker told Bristol Bears player Simi Pam to “have a day off” when she correctly corrected an Instagram post that failed to recognise the achievements of England’s women players. 

Following the exchange, Haskell blocked Pam along with a number of other women’s rugby influencers such as RUCK columnist Stella Mills.

“I think you meant to say “most England caps – MALE front row forwards”. Please stop disrespecting the women like this. Because they [sic] way you’ve named this list, we know Rocky Clark tops it. Please do better @goodbadrugby,” wrote Pam.

The response appeared to get under the skin of Haskell, who swiftly replied: “@simipam have a day off.”



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