Harlequins' fans demand Kingston's resignation

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 13:32
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REACTION: After being humiliated at home by Premiership bottom dwellers London Irish, Harlequins fans have taken to social media to vent their outrage at their teams poor performance.

London Irish, who stand on the brink of being relegated, bagged a 35–5 bonus point victory away from home, a result that has raised the ire of Harlequins fans online, many of whom want to see Director of Rugby John Kingston stand down.

London Irish have won three Premiership matches all season, and two of those wins have been the double over Harlequins.

Quins now sit ninth in the table, with seven wins and thirteen losses to their name. Even Chris Robshaw felt the need to apologise, given the nature of the loss:

The Harlequins Twitter account tweeted that Kingston was quoted giving the following reaction to the loss: "We never got going, Irish played well and we were lethargic from the start and didn't get anything going and it just got worse. We've slipped into another substandard performance and I'm first to say, it's not acceptable."

The tweet alone received over a hundred replies and will not have made for pleasant reading for Kingston. The following Tweets give a flavour of the mood among fans.

Even Andy Goode, who was in Hong Kong at the Sevens, questioned what exactly is going on at Harlequins. "What's going on at that club?! Big questions to be asked, is it coaches, players or the culture? Tough times at the Stoop serious answers needed!"

Troubled times at Harlequins indeed.

By Colin Brooke, @RugbyPass

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