“My f***ing choice” – Stuart Hogg fired back at ‘fans’ comments with foul-mouthed Instagram post - Ruck

“My f***ing choice” – Stuart Hogg fired back at ‘fans’ comments with foul-mouthed Instagram post

Stuart Hogg let everybody know what he thinks following a foul-mouthed response to taunting rugby ‘fans’.

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The Scotland fullback, who received a number of messages during their clash with Fiji back in 2022 made his thoughts on the issue clear.

Comments about his appearance, which persist to this day, first began when Hogg underwent a full hair transplant at the KSL Clinic in 2018.

He said: “I chose KSL Clinic for my FUE hair transplant and everything from the consultation through to my procedure and aftercare was faultless. They accommodated my busy schedule and I want to thank the whole KSL team and their director of surgery Dr Matee.

KSL have exceeded my expectations so far and I’m looking forward to the end results being even stronger.”

Taking to Instagram, Hogg, who has also had his teeth whitened, wrote: “Ok. I get it. I find it incredibly frustrating and annoying that my appearance has somehow taken over my ability to play rugby according to ‘fans’ of the game.

“My hair. My teeth. My f**king choice with what I do. No matter how many time it’s heckled, written, commented on. I will continue to be me. Why? Because I’ve every f**king right to.

“I have a man bun. I have had dental treatment. Five over. It’s oldness. Find something more interesting to do with your lives.”

Wild life post-retirement:

Recently, the three-time British and Irish Lions tourist revealed in a statement that he had spent time in rehab.

Although RugbyPass reported that Hogg was considering a u-turn on his rugby retirement with the former Scotland captain rumoured to have held initial discussions with Newcastle Falcons.

When asked about Hogg potentially joining the Falcons, Steve Diamond stated there was “no truth whatsoeverto the reports.

New career:

Hogg said in a statement: “A new career beckons and I will attack in the same manner as I play the game.”


The Scotland legend revealed he isn’t too keen on coaching, but will remain in the game as a pundit for TNT Sport after making his debut on BBC during the 2023 Six Nations.

However, he has been missing from the channels coverage of European Rugby and the Gallagher Premiership in recent weeks and months.

A spokesperson for the television company commented, “It would not be appropriate for us to offer comment at this juncture.”

Earlier this year, reports circulated widely regarding the arrest of the former Scotland rugby captain at the residence of his estranged wife, allegedly for incidents of threatening or abusive behaviour.


He is the co-owner of steak house Finsbay Flatiron in Glasgow.

The focus for Finsbay Flatiron is steak, specialising in 8oz flat irons (as the name suggests) and steaks from £8 on weekdays and £10 on weekends, as well as sides like mac and cheese and triple cooked chips.


Away from rugby, Hogg has a number of passions. In 2018, he linked up with Scottish business Johnstons of Elgin, maker of cashmere knitwear and fine woollens, to bring out a range of his own jumpers, zips and hoodies. It is where his dad John worked for many years, and the company is based in his hometown Hawick. “I’m passionate about wearing local garments and it’s great to have an opportunity to have my own range.”


He is also a big horseracing fan, having once revealed his sporting hero is AP McCoy, who was champion jockey for a record 20 consecutive times. “My passion for horses has endured, though, and when you think of horse racing you think of AP McCoy,” he once told the BBC. “I just loved AP, he was the only jockey who always wore the same colours, the green and yellow stripes with the white hat. It soon became apparent that was AP McCoy, and he was the big dog.”


He’s a director of a distillery named Maiden Batch.

Caulker’s is a collaborative effort between five Glasgow men, two of whom happen to be British Lions and Scotland rugby internationals, Hogg and Alastair Kellock. The bottle is signed by all five.

Other rugby players now making it big in business after smart investments

With the time in elite sport forever shortening, rugby players would be smart to look to the future and invest in businesses too, like these current and ex-pros

When they’re not smashing each other on the pitch, rugby players with one eye on the future could do worse than taking steps into the world of business.

If they’re lucky, professionals might enjoy careers lasting about 15 years in the sport – and taking up a job as a coach or media pundit after retirement isn’t for everyone.

No sector has been left unturned by players from across all levels of the game in their investments as they seek to set themselves up for life and regain focus after hanging up their boots.

Here’s some of the most prominent rugby players to have made waves in business.

Jack Nowell

The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Cornwall.

Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere.

He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.