NFL Punter Makes Ridiculous Claim That Has The Rugby World Laughing At Him
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NFL punter Marquette King, who is currently a free agent, had the rugby world in tears over the weekend after he made an absolutely ridiculous claim on Twitter.
King caused bemusement when he took to the social media platform claiming he would “dominate” rugby “easily” if he was given the opportunity and some of the biggest names in the game reacted.
The All Blacks perhaps had the best response when they offered him an opportunity to come out and train with them “anytime” he wanted – an offer we doubt King will be taking any time soon.
England international Billy Vunipola and Ireland international Simon Zebo also responded to let King know his comments were absolutely outrageous.
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) June 20, 2020
— Billy Vunipola (@bvunipola) June 20, 2020
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) June 20, 2020
Play tighthead, it’s fun they said! 😉 pic.twitter.com/mtbhpaAQsc
— Petrus du Plessis (@PetrusduPlessis) June 20, 2020
You’re welcome to join us for training anytime. https://t.co/QanJhkhV8z
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) June 20, 2020
Leicester Tigers also invited him to train with them while All Blacks legend Jerome Kaino said he would “love to see it”, reminding King that there are no pads in rugby to protect him.
Welcome to ‘ave a go in a session at Oval Park, anytime.
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) June 20, 2020
Would love to see it brother #NoPads
— Jerome Kaino (@jeromekaino) June 20, 2020
Squidge Rugby’s comment, however, might be the best of the lot with the popular analyst stating:
“If I was a bicycle, I’d win the Tour de France.”
This is my Fav tweet of 2020 so far… https://t.co/yWNyenCYQd
— Marquette King (@MarquetteKing) June 20, 2020
Maybe the 31-year-old will take up one of the offers but our advice would to maybe start with the MLR and see how you get on. Even at that, we don’t see him ‘dominating’ anytime soon – at any level of rugby.