Outrage Following “Classless” Greig Laidlaw Interview After Ireland Defeat
“He doesn’t like us.”
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is coming under fire online for his post-match interview following the defeat to Ireland in Murrayfield.
The scrumhalf went on a bit of a rant about referee Roman Poite, accusing the Frenchman of “not liking” Scotland. He goes on to blatantly blame the referee for incidents in the game, before saying he’s “not blaming” him.
“O’Brien’s reefed the ball out and Romain has given a knock-on right in front of him.” Laidlaw said.
“He doesn’t seem to like us. He refereed us against South Africa as well and we don’t seem to see eye-to-eye.”
“We’re not going to blame him, we look at ourselves, and credit to Ireland.”
"He doesn't seem to like us,"
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw wasn't impressed with the performance of referee Romain Poite after his side were beaten by Ireland in the #SixNations.
— BBC Rugby Union (@bbcrugbyunion) February 9, 2019
His comments have certainly not gone down well.
Very poor post match interview from Greg Laidlaw criticising Roman Poitre given the number of handling errors from Scotland. #ScovIre
— Barry Wyn (@barrywyn) February 9, 2019
@Scotlandteam Great match spoiled by Greig Laidlaw criticising the referee at full time. If he spent more time watching the match instead of trying to influence the ref by his gestures and vocal comments Scotland may have had a chance
— David Hawkes (@Jebhawkes33) February 9, 2019
Disappointing comments from @Scotlandteam Captain Greg Laidlaw to criticise today's referee on post match TV interview. Poor Scotland decisions lost them that game, not the ref.
Making excuses to blame others instead of looking to see where they can improve themselves. #SCOvIRE
— Killian Byrne (@killianbyrne) February 9, 2019
Very unprofessional and unbecoming comments from Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw about referee Romain Poite. #bbcrugby
— Andrew Priestley (@A_Priestley89) February 9, 2019
— Lewis Moody (@LewisMoody7) February 9, 2019
In fairness to Laidlaw, he did say he “doesn’t blame Romain Poite for the loss”. Just after he brutally blamed Poite for the loss. #SCOvIRE
— strokebet (@BetStroke) February 9, 2019
— Lauren Hamilton (@1989Lolly) February 9, 2019
#SCOvIRE Laidlaw blaming Poite is classless. Take the loss and learn from your team's 14 handling errors
— Sarah Fitzpatrick (@sarahfitz89) February 9, 2019
— Matt Farr (@BadgerFarr) February 9, 2019