Prized dicks all of them.
I am happy South Africa gave the English a rugby lesson yesterday after I saw the medal ceremony. The English players were just outright rude and don't deserve anything. Players removed the medals from around their heads as soon as they could which tells you what type of characters they are. I would call them dickheads and hope this bunch has no more success as they don't deserve it. They are not worthy of wearing the English jersey and need to grow up. Playing a tournament in a country rich in tradition they have not only insulted the hosts, but the entire rugby sport in general. It is behavior like this that wishes I was still playing and could beat ten tons of crap out of them.
Something I don't expect England to see doing again in my lifetime. They need to grow up and be more humble and just maybe they will be respected more. I have no respect for them as they don't deserve any. South Africa fully deserved the trophy and you are disrespecting them with your behavior which makes it more sweeter.
Players crying after the game doesn't sit well with me and Itoje saying it is the worst day of his life is pathetic as he hasn't lived then except for in his precious protected bubble. Rassie Erasmus summed up the tournament very well for me when asked about pressure.
“[Before the tournament] We started talking about what is pressure,” said Erasmus. “In South Africa pressure is not having a job. Pressure is one of your close relatives being murdered. ... “Rugby shouldn't be something that creates pressure on you, rugby should be something that creates hope"
England believed their own press and thought just by turning up they would win the trophy. The way they behaved yesterday is why most countries around the world hate the English. I am English as I was born there, but what and how they handled themselves was embarrassing. I got the feeling that the players are a bunch of spoiled brats with no manners and I don't think I am far wrong.
The press today has been taking off at everyone blaming whoever comes into the line of sight. This is common as that is what the English do. Boris Johnson was blamed for wishing the team well as he is a jinx apparently. Eddie Jones needs to be sacked is another and these reporters were travelling with the team on their entire World Cup journey.
England are very professional as a team, but I do believe they were reading the press articles in the crucial build up week. Interviews were happening with the media and their heads were getting bigger each day. They were not having a normal week and taking it as any other game and they beat themselves.
I have said this before and as an outsider being English I understand where the other three major rugby powers are coming from. You can lose to Scotland,Ireland and Wales but never to England. If you lose to England it is seen as an insult and a complete failure as for one you will never hear the end of it. England beat New Zealand a few years ago and a video was in the shops on Monday morning bragging about their famous victory.
New Zealand won't be so kind again after this World Cup and expect Australia to also make a quick comeback. The press articles today will have the Aussies and Kiwi's smiling as the English look for excuses instead of saying well played and you deserved the win. Eddie Jones and Farrell came out and said the better team won which is how it should happen. When there are two teams playing for one trophy there is always going to be a loser and England should know how it feels as they have only won the trophy once in 8 attempts. That is still better than the English Football team who have only won it in 1966 and keep singing the song "it is coming home". The trophy must have forgotten where home is by now and the chances of it returning home are remote.
English fans are not true sporting fans and are manipulated by the press and it will always happen. Build a team up and then knock them down when unrealistic expectations aren't achieved. England had a real chance yesterday and I blame the build up to the game for the players head space. Other teams ban cell phones and reading of the media and the English team were surrounded by the media so they were the story and lived the story of being winners already.