The time when fans lost their patience with Johnny Sexton as he let down all of Ireland in captain debut
Rugby fans appeared to have lost their patience with Johnny Sexton after he let himself down yet again earlier in the year in the Six Nations match against Scotland. Fans truly lost their patience.
The new Ireland captain started well for the Irish team, scoring early after a slick move down the left hand side against the men in blue. This was his first game as captain for Ireland against Scotland.
Here was his try that he scored here…
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However things turned sour later in the first half when the Irish legend did this in the 30th minute of the game.
Scotland flanker Hamish Watson appeared to hit Sexton (very lightly) on the jaw, and his reaction shocked even us.
The reaction that Sexton gave was right out of the football draw and he stayed down for a long time after the hit.
However, moments after he heard that Ireland were awarded the penalty he was up on his feet again and ready to clear the ball. This was clear bad sportsmanship from Sexton and it’s not reflected well on the Irish captain.
Fans online were not happy at all with Sexton for this…
Yet straight after he knows the penalty is won he is up again and plays fine for rest of the half…
This is not what you expect to see in rugby, especially from a captain of you team.
Are we going to see more poor sportsmanship like this if he gets away with it and wins penalties?
Ireland certainly benefited from it in this match.
Here he can be seen getting up again directly after he wins the penalty for Ireland…
Ireland went on to beat Scotland in this match, could this carry on have been a reason for it.
We are losing patience with Johnny Sexton!