WRU Share Screenshots Of Horrific Messages Sent To Liam Williams Following France Defeat
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The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has condemned the horrific social media abuse directed at Wales fullback Liam Williams following Saturday’s last-gasp defeat to France in the Six Nations.
Wales missed out on a Grand Slam after Les Blues ran in an 82 minute try with Williams yellow-carded late on leaving them down to 13-men for the final minutes with Taulupe Faletau also carded.
Williams has been one of Wales standout players in the championship this year but a number of disgruntled trolls decided to make him the villain after the final whistle with some truly disgusting comments.
The WRU tweeted an image with a sample of some of the messaged aimed at Williams with the following condemnation:
“The players are proud to represent their country and their jersey.
“The abuse players are receiving has to stop.
“This is a tiny example of the abuse just one player received last night.”
*Full Time – Online Abuse*
The players are proud to represent their country and their jersey.
The abuse players are receiving has to stop.
This is a tiny example of the abuse just one player received last night ⬇︎#BeKind #FullTimeAbuse pic.twitter.com/aqmMKcefFp
— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) March 21, 2021
This latest sample of cowardice on social media proves once again that some form of online passport needs to be brought in. Enough is enough.