Jim Telfer Launches Scathing Attack On Eddie Jones & English Fans In Twickenham
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Jim Telfer hasn’t pulled any punches here.
Legendary Scotland and Lions coach Jim Telfer has launched a scathing attack on Eddie Jones and English fans in Twickenham, comparing Jones to Donald Trump and branding the famous stadium a ‘concrete jungle.’
Speaking in the London Times, Telfer said that the English fans think they’re superior, and don’t appreciate the opposition.
“Twickenham I find intimidating. The whole atmosphere is intimidating, there’s so many of them, three tiers of them.
If you ever think about wanting separation from England just sit 10 minutes in Twickenham and listen to them.
They think they’re superior and a lot of them will come from the south-east, bags of money and bags of this and bags of that. They don’t appreciate the other team.”
In France, they boo the other team, in Argentina they boo the other team, in England, it’s just disdain – “Why are we playing these plebs?”
I don’t like Twickenham; a concrete jungle, nothing attractive about it at all.
In relation to Jones, Telfer draws comparisons to none other than President Trump himself.
Eddie Jones doesn’t want to beat teams, he wants to demolish them, which I find a bit disappointing.
The way he speaks, it’s a bit like Donald Trump. He wants to be the big man, you know?
His goal is to win the World Cup in 2019 and so far it’s gone well, but I think he could be a little more circumspect, show a bit more respect for the opposition.
He doesn’t seem to show much respect and it could come back to bite him.
What do you think? Does he have a point?