Former Scotland rugby player Stuart Hogg continues to grab attention, even post his playing career.
This week, he stirred controversy by being photographed with his new girlfriend shortly after his wife welcomed the couple’s fourth child.
Hogg also hit the headlines last year when he unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against rugby spectators who, in his opinion, focused more on critiquing his looks than his athletic prowess.
After enduring taunts from fans for sporting a ‘man-bun’ and getting veneers, the full-back vented his frustration on Instagram in an explicit outburst.
“OK I get it,” he wrote. “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***ing choice with what I do.
“No matter how many times it’s heckled, written, commented on, I will continue to be me. Why? Because I’ve every f***ing right to. I have a man bun. I have had dental treatment. Give over. It’s old news. Find something more interesting to do with your lives.”
Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages.
“Dirty dogs” – Cheating rugby players and the women they did it with
Cheating used to be a lot easier to get away with for rugby stars. Heck, some of the scoundrels had second families!
But as technology has become ever more enmeshed with human lives and as those lives have become increasingly tracked and documented by social media, it’s much easier for would-be-cheaters to trip up and get caught…or tagged.
If you find yourself trending on Twitter with your own hashtag it usually means you’ve messed up.
1. Mike Tindall
Tindall – who was newly married to the Queen’s granddaughter in 2011 – had insisted he went back to his hotel alone after CCTV captured him canoodling with the young woman in the Altitude bar in Queenstown. Tindall assured England team managers and his public relations representatives that the claims were false, but the image, which is pretty damning, was published across the world .