Leicester Tigers deliver parting message to Manu Tuilagi after Sale Sharks move
Manu Tuilagi completed his move to Sale Sharks today after fierce speculation following his recent departure from Leicester Tigers.
The England centre had been at the East Midlands club for over a decade.
Today Sale Sharks officially announced the signing of the Samoan born centre.
There’s been a mixed reaction from Tigers fans in the wake of Tuilagi’s departure.
Many have thanked him for his years of service in which he and many of his brothers played at the Midlands club.
Some, however, took to social media to criticise the 29-year-old on not sticking by the club that supported him for so many years through his injuries.
Apparently Manu Tuilagi refused to take pay cut off Leicester, and has just signed for Sale.
Leicester tigers has stuck by him over his horrendous injuries that last 3 years 😒
Must of been a big wage cut for him to jump ship and not show any loyalty back or should he🤔
— Lee Jarvis (@LeeJarvis10) July 13, 2020
I’ve loved every single Tuilagi brother since Freddie 1st arrived 20 hrs ago, but Manu has turned his back on the club after they stood by him through three seasons where he barely played a game. From memory, they had an injury get-out clause but they stood by him. No loyalty💔😔
— Tim R Hutchins, MA aCSDf (@timrhutchins) July 13, 2020
Many fans also thanked him for his service and were sad that there are no more Tuilagi’s at Welford Road
Manu deserves a send off, the kind only reserved for the greats. Will be a travesty if this is how we say goodbye to the Tuilagi family 😢
— Olivia Franks (@LivvFranks) July 1, 2020
Leicester Tigers put out a tweet with a parting message for the centre on their social media recently.
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) July 13, 2020
The tweet by Leicester got a mixed reaction from fans