Will Paddy Jackson be taunted during typically tense place kicks at his next rugby club?

Patslatt1

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Media reports say Paddy Jackson is moving to a rugby club in France where presumably rugby crowds have little or no knowledge of his trial for rape which resulted in a verdict of innocent. His presence in French league games should cause little or no controversy.

However, when his team plays against Irish and UK teams, elements in the crowd might interrupt his place kicks with taunts, rude remarks and even unfolding of insulting banners. Some may be motivated by hooliganism which has been mercifully absent from rugby and some may unreasonably disagree with the trial jury's verdict.

Place kicking in rugby requires nerves of steel since the outcome of many games depends on accurate kicks. Jackson has one of the highest success ratios in place kicking.Should his kicking accuracy be affected by potentially rude crowd behaviour, maybe he will just have to put on ear plugs for a while!
 


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They boo the kicker in France anyway.

England, Scotland and Wales, unlikely. I'd be surprised if they're even aware of the trial. Generally speaking English clubs show respect for the kicker.

That leaves Ireland, and he can expect a few. Should be water off a duck's back.
 

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If a kicker gets affected by an unruly crowd then he is not much use as a kicker.

If it were that easy to put a lad off then he is no use to the team in pressure situations.
 

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Next club?

Ha!

None of those men are entitled to earn a living in the future. Or so goes the vox pop.
 

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They boo the kicker in France anyway.

England, Scotland and Wales, unlikely. I'd be surprised if they're even aware of the trial. Generally speaking English clubs show respect for the kicker.

That leaves Ireland, and he can expect a few. Should be water off a duck's back.
We boo the kicker in Ireland also - as any true Irish rugby follower knows. Don't let that "please respect the kicker" hoorism fool you.
 

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Media reports say Paddy Jackson is moving to a rugby club in France where presumably rugby crowds have little or no knowledge of his trial for rape which resulted in a verdict of innocent. His presence in French league games should cause little or no controversy.

However, when his team plays against Irish and UK teams, elements in the crowd might interrupt his place kicks with taunts, rude remarks and even unfolding of insulting banners. Some may be motivated by hooliganism which has been mercifully absent from rugby and some may unreasonably disagree with the trial jury's verdict.

Place kicking in rugby requires nerves of steel since the outcome of many games depends on accurate kicks. Jackson has one of the highest success ratios in place kicking.Should his kicking accuracy be affected by potentially rude crowd behaviour, maybe he will just have to put on ear plugs for a while!
I'd be more concerned if a streaker runs across the pitch on which he's playing....
 

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There is a powerful feminist movement in the current French govt that even wants to outlaw wolf whistling. In that environment the reception he will get over there from the crowd is an open question.
 

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Paddy who?
 

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Media reports say Paddy Jackson is moving to a rugby club in France where presumably rugby crowds have little or no knowledge of his trial for rape which resulted in a verdict of innocent. His presence in French league games should cause little or no controversy.

However, when his team plays against Irish and UK teams, elements in the crowd might interrupt his place kicks with taunts, rude remarks and even unfolding of insulting banners. Some may be motivated by hooliganism which has been mercifully absent from rugby and some may unreasonably disagree with the trial jury's verdict.

Place kicking in rugby requires nerves of steel since the outcome of many games depends on accurate kicks. Jackson has one of the highest success ratios in place kicking.Should his kicking accuracy be affected by potentially rude crowd behaviour, maybe he will just have to put on ear plugs for a while!
Meanwhile, French champions Clermont Auvergne have ruled out recruiting Jackson, saying speculation they wanted to sign the former Ulster and Ireland out-half was "false information".
https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0416/954927-clermont-rule-out-move-for-paddy-jackson/

He may not need to worry about being booed for a while.
 

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The French will have heard of PJ as he is "famous" and they are familiar with their monarchist history of royal concubines. They would be quite relaxed about PJ taking his bed-sharer, and "top-shagger" with him although they might be a bit sniffy about bloodied bedding. Apart from the blood stains which came from the girl there were others but the judge allowed them to be removed which some might construe as destroying evidence of earlier orgies.
 

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The French will have heard of PJ as he is "famous" and they are familiar with their monarchist history of royal concubines. They would be quite relaxed about PJ taking his bed-sharer, and "top-shagger" with him although they might be a bit sniffy about bloodied bedding. Apart from the blood stains which came from the girl there were others but the judge allowed them to be removed which some might construe as destroying evidence of earlier orgies.
I think hat we must be fair and allow for the possibility that he picks his nose in bed and as that can damage the blood vessels a nose bleed could occur.
 

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If a kicker gets affected by an unruly crowd then he is not much use as a kicker.

If it were that easy to put a lad off then he is no use to the team in pressure situations.
Some place kickers have said that deadly silence while kicking is more in intimidating than boos and noise
 

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Ze French club has come out and stated that they don't want Paddy "Spit Roast" Jackson on their team.

Is there any place these awful cúnts won't be seen as the toxic bastards they have shown themselves to be?
 

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Ze French club has come out and stated that they don't want Paddy "Spit Roast" Jackson on their team.

Is there any place these awful cúnts won't be seen as the toxic bastards they have shown themselves to be?
South African rape figures are an epidemic which is made worse by the high incidence of HIV positives among young males, so maybe the rugby fans would be totally unfazed by the signing of a player found innocent.
 

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Ze French club has come out and stated that they don't want Paddy "Spit Roast" Jackson on their team.

Is there any place these awful cúnts won't be seen as the toxic bastards they have shown themselves to be?
Any link? I'm curious as to what happens next. Will he get a shot at redemption or will he end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard?
 
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We boo the kicker in Ireland also - as any true Irish rugby follower knows. Don't let that "please respect the kicker" hoorism fool you.
Yeh, at the Aviva, unfortunately there has been some booing of foreign teams.

Can't say I've ever heard any at Thomond, perhaps once against the Ospreys in a heiny cup match in '09, which got a lot of criticism.
 

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In "A Tale of Two Cities" Mda









In "A Tale of Two Cities" Madam Defarge sat knitting by the guillotine as the decapitated heads rolled into a wicker basket. Those French women can be ferocious!
 


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