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Sun 3 May 2020 | 07:53

VIDEO: English forward 'strange' ending with Lyon

VIDEO: English forward 'strange' ending with Lyon
Sun 3 May 2020 | 07:53
VIDEO: English forward 'strange' ending with Lyon
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WATCH as English backrow forward Carl Fearns reveals some bizarre footage after he revealed he was leaving Lyon after five years.

Fearns’ Lyon exit has been hastened by the premature end of the French Top 14 season because of the coronavirus.

“What a strange way to end five magnificent seasons,” the 30-year-old Fearns wrote on Twitter.

“I would have loved to have stayed until the end but I am proud of my success during my five years here.”

Minutes after posting the message, Fearns posted a bizarre video that shows the forward being jumped by stewards following a win away against Racing earlier in the year. You can see the big No.8 being mobbed by five over-eager stewards, who for some reason failed to recognize him as a player.

The crowd can be heard shouting ‘He’s a player’ in French from the sidelines. Fearns eventually brushed off the stewards and made his way up the pitch.

“When you beat Racing away and raid the pitch with Liam Gill (thanks for the help, mate). Always knew I should have had a crack at league. Get to your front lads.”

Former Bath and Sale forward Fearns signed for Lyon in 2015 and played 80 matches, scoring 14 tries.

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