15th November 07:55 AM
England labelled sore losers after some players refused to wear RWC 2019 runners-up medals
By Meredani Tisugu
Sunday 03/11/2019
England prop Kyle Sinckler whips his medal off after the presentation

England’s rugby team have been labelled "sore losers" after they refused to wear their Rugby World Cup runners-up medals.

The Eddie Jones’ side was left battered and bruised after a heartbreaking defeat to South Africa in the final.

Some of the squad sparked fury among fans when they immediately took their medals off while still on the pitch.

Saracens flanker Maro Itoje even refused to put the medal over his head.

One Twitter user said: “A game well played but the England players immediately taking off their medals is hugely disrespectful.”

Another claimed: “England are now acting like spoilt children taking off their medals, so RUDE. Why embarrass themselves and us like that?”

But Eddie Jones remained respectful to his opponents when he was quizzed about the runners-up spot.

Jones says the silver medal is not as good as the gold medal, but it is a silver medal and he is proud of his players.

Source: FOX Sports

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