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Respected BBC rugby reporter trolled for live TV mistake

BBC rugby reporter has revealed how keyboard warriors sent messages to her private email account to criticise an honest mistake.

Sonja McLaughlan, who’s been a touchline reporter with the BBC for over 20 years, accidently called Australian captain Michael Hooper by the name of his back-row colleague David Pocock following the 9-6 defeat for Australia.



And McLaughlan, herself revealed on Sunday, messages have been sent to her private email ‘scolding me for making a mistake’.

She then added: “I’m now going out to get drunk,” after opening up about the criticism coming through he private email address.

The rugby famuly have put a collective arms around her with Nigel Owens, Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies, Ugo Monye, Gabby Logan and David Flatman among those going on to Twitter to offer their support.

Here are a few of their messages:

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