England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler could quit rugby with immediate effect following the fallout after he grabbed Alun Wyn Jones by the genitals.
The Mail on Sunday are reporting Marler has become disillusioned with the game over the outcry and the subsequent 10-week ban handed to him by disciplinary chiefs.
It is claimed the enforced coronavirus lockdown has given Marler more time to decide whether he even wants to return to a sport or not.
Marler was banned for 10 weeks earlier this month after his bizarre act in England’s Six Nations win over Wales at Twickenham.
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The punishment came as a disciplinary panel found him guilty of acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship by “grabbing, twisting or squeezing the genitals” of an opponent.
Marler recieved a torrent of abuse on social media and led to the 29-year-old loosehead shutting down his accounts on Twitter and Instagram. He has since reactivated his account.
LIST | 20 times Joe Marler didn’t give a RUCK
He really doesn’t care.
1. Nowhere else to start
Taking life, or a Welshman, by the balls…
Joe Marler on Alun Wyn Jones… pic.twitter.com/YHxoKCkNOf— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) March 7, 2020
2. When he taught us his favourite word
Stuart Barnes is a complete helmet……..
— Joe Marler (@JoeMarler) November 12, 2015
3. Destroying GEORGE NORTH
4. Burning twitter critic
In a reply to the appearance of Joe Marler on a BBC 5 Live show, a Tweeter observed that he thought the prop was a “absolute try hard weapon……….him not you obviously”.
Problem was that Marler was tagged in the Tweet and duly decided to reply.
“Very true mate. I try very hard……. to have regular vaginal intercourse with your mum, but she insists on having it in her arsehole every time! Mental.