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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5 Inspiring Rugby Union Women To Follow On Instagram
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#1. Stella Mills
Women’s rugby writer for the likes of RUCK, RugbyPass, Girls Rugby Club and more. A strong advocate for growing women’s rugby from the grassroots up, Mills also works as a freelance PR in the women’s sports industry, representing a variety of clients.
Read her latest column on International Women’s Day by clicking here.