Campaign To Remove Rory Best As Captain Spreads Ahead Of France Game


Fans have taken to social media in the last 36 hours or so in a crusade against Rory Best, ahead of Ireland’s crucial Six Nations opener with France in Paris, stating his position as captain is no longer tenable.

The campaign is a direct result of the Ireland captain attending the rape trial of Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson as Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday, the day the alleged victim detailed her testimony.

Best’s decision to attend, along with fellow Ireland teammate Iain Henderson, has provoked a huge amount of debate. Some feel there’s nothing wrong with him supporting his teammates, while some others feel it was a poor judgement call.

For the latter, it’s now reached a stage where some feel his position as Ireland captain has now been compromised. Both Best and Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt were asked to comment about his attendance in recent days, but refused to do so.

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