James Haskell has published the video that drew criticism from Neil Back.
Although James Haskell was not selected to play in England’s opening World Cup game against Fiji, the back row forward managed to draw criticism from legendary flanker Neil Back for filming the England squad as they entered Twickenham using a selfie stick.
A fuming Back Tweeted the Wasps Captain, ‘don’t take your selfie stick onto the pitch like you did against Fiji’.
— Neil Back MBE (@NeilBack) October 7, 2015
Despite the criticism, Haskell yesterday decided to publish the video of the ‘incredible and moving personal experience’ on his website. Not only that, but he hit out at critics who attempted to portray ‘the capturing of a magical moment as some sort of crass, self-indulgent beauty parade’.
Haskell also stated that he was, ‘humbled by the whole experience, which you can see by the smile on both my and the other lad’s faces, as we walked the field. It was uplifting and actually, gave us some consolation at being pitch-side instead of the changing room itself.’
Judge for yourself.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena