Gloucester flyhalf Danny Cipriani is being slated online after driving away from a mediocre performance at Kingsholm to make an appearance in the audience on X Factor.
In the first Saracens match since the conclusion of an independent panel’s salary cap investigation, Gloucester failed to fire till late in the second half, ultimately falling to a 12 -21 home defeat.
Cipriani – who has been in fine form for the Cherry and Whites since signing in 2018 – was singled out online for what many felt was a pretty ordinary performance.
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However, the criticism intensified when the former England playmaker was spotted in the audience of the X Factor. The 32-year-old was filmed cheering on rugby themed trio ‘Try Star’ on the popular ITV show, just three hours after Saracens stuffed Gloucester.
The X Factor: Celebrity is an alternative format of the popular British reality show X Factor. Rugby stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans and Levi Davis all feature as a rugby trio on the talent contest.
Many users on social media questioned whether Danny Cipriani was fully focused on the match against Saracens. He would have had to have left Kingsholm stadium almost immediately after the match if he was to make the live shows for the X-Factor.
Twitter didn’t hold back:
How the hell did Cipriani get to London for X-Factor so quickly after the game
— Chris (@Lambpie1973) November 9, 2019
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