“Stupidly poor” – Neil Back joins fans in speaking out against Genge’s “disrespectful” behavior

Leicester legend Neil Back has lambasted current Tigers captain Ellis Genge for a ‘disrespectful’ video announcing his move to Bristol Bears at the end of the season.

Addressed exclusively to Leicestershire Live, the 2003 World Cup winner reacted by stating: “It would not have happened nowadays,

“The timing was stupidly bad, and I’m also surprised that Pat Lam who starred in the video thought that was okay too?”

“I wonder how Pat would have felt if one of his players and / or captain had posted a similar video mid-season ?! Can’t that be good for the walk-in closet?

“We all know players come and go more frequently these days and that’s okay with that.”


He added, “But there is a right and a wrong way to do it. In contrast, George Ford announced that he was leaving for similar reasons in a much more professional manner without any theater. “

Genge, who has been called classless by a number of fans, apologized for the video on Twitter, saying, “I totally agree that it’s a difficult time to see. Upon reflection, I see why the fans are angry.

“Again, I apologize and didn’t want it to look that way.”

This isn’t the first time Back has faced a current England star. In 2015, after England’s disastrous group stage exit at their home World Cup, he came to Twitter shots with James Haskell

The same day the news of a quarrel comes in Mike Catt and Danny cipriani, Haskell responded to Back’s criticism for walking around with a selfie ahead of the tournament’s opener against Fiji.

Haskell said in now deleted tweets: “I wasn’t even playing! You are so old and out of touch that your eyes don’t work. I hope your book sales go better than your coaching.

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