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Dragons winger Ashton Hewitt fires back at trolls after last night's Challenge Cup defeat to Bristol
By Rugby Onslaught

Dragons winger Ashton Hewitt fires back at trolls after last night’s Challenge Cup defeat to Bristol

Dragons star, Ashton Hewitt, fired back at online trolls on social media this morning following on from his side’s European Challenge Cup defeat to Bristol Bears.

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The 25-year-old winger scored an early try in Friday night’s quarter-final and immediately took a knee in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Twitter trolls were quick to tweet negative posts aimed at Hewitt calling him out on moments in the match – the Dragons star received swathes of support on the platform as well as calling out individual users himself.

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This one is about the celebration, not the try. #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 📸: @seanalf44 & @welsh_si

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Ashton Hewitt responded to tweets like this which seemed to call out the Dragons star on moments in the match that didn’t necessarily seem to centre around him.

One account names@zenga2508 wrote a tweet to Hewitt that was widely condemned by the winger’s followers and was later deleted by the author.

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Fans came out to support Hewitt following on from the negative tweets aimed at him

Ashton Hewitt thanked rugby fans this morning for their support.

The Welsh winger has been outspoken on social issues in recent months with one of his tweets resulting in controversial media persoanlity, Katie Hopkins, being removed from Twitter. 

Catch highlights of last night’s quarter final as well as Hewitt’s brilliant opening try below

 

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