VIDEO: Eddie lashes out at Australian fan
WATCH as Eddie Jones confronted an Australian fan after being called a ‘traitor’.
Following Saturday’s 21-17 win over the Wallabies, footage has emerged of the England head coach being involved in an angry confrontation with a Wallaby supporter.
The man, sporting a Wallabies cap and holding a beer, called Jones a traitor and pointed toward the former Australia coach.
A furious Jones yelled back, stating: “Come here and say it. Come here and say it. Come here and say it.”
The coach also had to be ushered away from the stands by a member of the ground’s security staff.
When asked about the incident, Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald: “Clowns think they have full go to abuse coaches.”
According to PA, Jones was subjected to hostile abuse when walking to and from the coach’s box with the layout at the SCG meaning he had to pass through sections of the home crowd.
The coach didn’t mention the incident in the post-match press conference but following their Brisbane Test victory said he’d taken great delight in shutting up the crowd.
It came after England captain Courtney Lawes said his team were motivated by “smack” comments made by a number of Australian players in the media in the lead-up to their SCG win.
“We saw plenty of stuff in the press about some of our players and what they were saying,” Lawes said.
“Some people targeting Gengey, [prop Ellis Genge] some people calling us Poms and what not.
“It’s all fuel for our tank. Any good team uses that as motivation I think.”
Got what he deserved from Eddie pic.twitter.com/lUrtzrsB5h
— Adam Peacock (@adampeacock3) July 17, 2022
Source: PA & AAP