Eddie Jones and the RFU have responded after England’s head coach referred to Ireland as ‘scummy’…
With just days remaining until Ireland and England lock horns at Twickenham, a rather cringe-worthy piece of footage emerged of Eddie Jones labelling Irish people as ‘scummy’.
Filmed at a FUSO Talk last year, the clip also contained a snippet which saw the England Head Coach referring to Wales as a ‘shit little place with three million people’.
“We’ve only lost one test to the scummy Irish…we’ll get em back” – Eddie Jones, 2017. Our scummy hands are just going to leave this here?.
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) March 14, 2018
The comments received a huge backlash online with the vast majority deeming Jones’ attempt at humour to be classless, inappropriate and offensive.
Responding to the explosion of the footage across countless publications, Eddie Jones released a short statement in which he unreservedly apologised for his comments.
“I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused – no excuses and I shouldn’t have said what I did. I’m very sorry “
A spokesperson for the RFU also released a brief comment on the controversy stating that the Union as a whole were also very sorry for any offence caused.
“Eddie has apologised for his inappropriate remarks, and the RFU is also very sorry for any offence caused and will apologise to the IRFU and WRU. “