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Andy Goode's brilliant response to Eddie Jones' disparaging Lions comments

There has been quite a fierce backlash on Twitter over Eddie Jones’ latest comments on the Lions tour, which have irritated many fans and players.

The England head coach ruled himself out of contention for the 2021 tour to South Africa, saying that the head coach role is an “ambassador job”, also saying that he does not want to spend eight weeks in a blazer.

Many people have been irked by these comments, saying that Jones has been disrespectful to the Lions, one of rugby’s gems, which has a very proud tradition.

Twitter is aflood with comments, particularly fans saying that Jones would not have been in contention to lead the Lions anyway. However, former England fly-half Andy Goode, who was perhaps not known for his exemplary physique throughout his career, brilliantly put Jones down, by also ruling himself out of the Lions tour as the nutritionist.

Goode had earlier criticised Jones for disrespecting the Lions, lambasting the coach by saying that he would never have been given the job. He has been quite critical of Jones’ management style throughout the Six Nations, and these latest comments clearly have not won Jones any more fans.

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Andy Goode's brilliant response to Eddie Jones' disparaging Lions comments