Nigel Owens defends Brian Moore as commentator apologises for 'distasteful' joke - Ruck

Nigel Owens defends Brian Moore as commentator apologises for ‘distasteful’ joke

Former England hooker Brian Moore has issued an apology after making an on-air reference to bulimia while Ireland loosehead Cian Healy was vomiting.

 Moore commented it could be the result of bulimia. He said: “Bulimia? No”

Writing on Twitter today, he said: “Yesterday I made a bad comment about bulimia – it shouldn’t have been made and I apologise.”

What is Bulimia nervosa?

If you experience bulimia, you may find that you eat large amounts of food in one go because you feel upset or worried (binging). You may then feel guilty or ashamed after binging and want to get rid of the food you have eaten (purging).

Popular Welsh referee Nigel Owens, who has suffered with the disorder, replied to Moore.

“We all say things sometimes without thinking or meaning anything bad about it. Then after we realise it wasn’t the right thing to say, or best word to use.

“You’re a good man Brian and I know you meant no harm to anyone. Well done on apology. Everyone now move on.”

Here’s how social media reacted:


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