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.
For those scolding me for making a mistake including messages to my private email, rest assured no one beats themselves up as much as I do myself
— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) November 11, 2018
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:
I know you do; stop it, nobody who matters cares.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) November 11, 2018
They wouldn’t have a clue or the skill to do your job. They wouldn’t be good enough to play a game of snap in cards probably. You do a wonderfull job with skill and knowledge. None of us can do our jobs with out a little mistake sometimes. Enjoy ur drink & raise one to the idiots
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) November 11, 2018
Truly can’t believe anyone cares so much about a tiny mistake that they’ll contact you. Madness. Muppets! Who cares?!x
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) November 11, 2018