Eddie Jones Physically & Verbally Attacked By Fans After Scotland Game
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No need for this.
The fallout from England’s loss to Scotland continues, with Eddie Jones revealing he will never take public transport again, after being physically and verbally attacked on a train on the Sunday after the game.
The Telegraph are reporting Jones was traveling to Manchester as a guest of former United manager Alex Ferguson. On the return leg to London, a fellow passenger reported to police that the England head coach had been attacked by a group of football fans.
The reports also claims the fans involved were Scottish and Jones was attacked after posing for a selfie.
“I try and do the right thing by the fans but if that happens then you’ve got to have a look at your own safety. I never knock back a request for a selfie unless I’m racing to somewhere. I did a lot.” Jones said
“For me to travel on public transport, I thought was OK. I’m a human being. I don’t consider myself any different from anyone else. But I’ll make sure I won’t in future. It’s as simple as that. I can’t. Because it was shown on Sunday what happens when I do.”
Jones also confirmed the abuse was both physical and verbal.
“That’s the world we live in. It wasn’t comfortable. It was a bit of both [physical and verbal].”
The RFU have not made a complaint to the police or Virgin Trains.