Beauden Barrett labelled a traitor by Hurricanes fans
Returning to play against your former team is never an easy prospect, especially when those whose hearts you had won over, have now made a 180 degree turn in their feelings towards you – some even going as far as calling you a traitor.
Beauden Barrett experienced exactly that when the Blues travelled to Wellington to take on the Hurricanes.
RugbyPass sent hilarious reporter Sam Smith to the stadium to chat to both the Canes and Blues fans to get a general feeling of how their feelings before, during and after the match.
As expected, Smith wanted to know how the Hurricanes fans felt about Beauden playing against his old club and it appeared that a lot of the fans were understandably unhappy with this.
Barrett was welcomed in typical fashion and would not stop booing any time their former hero touched the ball and the boos intensified as Barrett took over the kicking duties late in the second half. This expected response did not go down well with overseas fans, who lambasted the Wellington crowd for their efforts calling them ’embarrassing’ and ‘pathetic’.