BBC Journalist Left In “Tears” Following ‘Tough’ Owen Farrell Interview


BBC journalist Sonja McLaughlan says she has been left in tears following the online reaction to her “tough” interview with Owen Farrell after his side’s defeat to Wales in the Six Nations yesterday.

The England captain was very much front and centre once again yesterday as a result of his interaction with referee Pascal Gauzere following Wales’ controversial opening try.

Wales’ second try also left a bitter taste in England’s mouth with many feeling winger Lewis Rees-Zammit knocked on in the build-up.

Given the magnitude and controversy of both incidents and Farrell’s involvement and role as captain, like all good journalists – McLaughlan asked the questions that needed to be answered.

Farrell wasn’t too pleased, nor were the usual social media brigade, leaving McLaughlan in tears in her car. Have a look at the interview below and some of the comments. No need. She was doing her job, end of.

But thankfully the rugby world has rallied around her.

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