Everyone Is Praising Gavin Henson For This Incredibly Honest Tweet
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Gavin Henson has been dropped by the Dragons for their derby clash with his old club Ospreys on New Year’s Eve. The former Wales and Lions star had a poor game against Cardiff and is now paying the price.
His defensive efforts were particularly poor on the day, causing him to be at fault for at least one try for shooting out of the defensive line. He was also put in his backside at one point by youngster Owen Lane.
A Dragons fans asked why he was dropped completely from the squad with no real explanation and Henson himself responded. Rather than make excuses, Henson simply stated where he feels he needs to improve and apologised for his poor performance.
No @gavinhenson82 and no explanation…don't you hate that. Either injured, punished for not a great game v blues, rested? But not even on the bench against his former club…wierd!
— French Fusion (@ffholidays) December 30, 2017
Yeah sorry, I wasn’t physical enough in the contact area especially being bounced off, so lost my place. But it’s an area of my game that isn’t great at the moment so working hard on putting that right. https://t.co/J0Bp39gLv4
— Gavin Henson (@gavinhenson82) December 30, 2017
His brutally honest and open response rightfully drew a lot of praise online.
Love this. Not sure I’ve seen this level of openness before. https://t.co/cA5EpHKlMZ
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) December 30, 2017
Wonderfully open comments from Gavin Henson.
Love to see this from more players and clubs.
He didn't even play badly.
Sign of a big attitude change at Dragons https://t.co/PpxI6dqEh8
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) December 30, 2017
— Matt (@matthdaviess) December 30, 2017
Class is permanent
— Elite Coaching (@paulelias27) December 30, 2017
And THAT is how you respond as a true sportsman
— sean jones (@seany180) December 30, 2017
Fair play. Not often you see this kind of truth and openness from a pro. Top class. Looking forward to seeing him back in the starting line-up. https://t.co/6wU00p7bF5
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) December 30, 2017