James Haskell has admitted he faced death threats after posting a prank video to social media last year.
Speaking on his Youtube channel, the England flanker says that the flood of abuse he faced after posting the video took him by surprise.
The prank video was made during Haskell’s time at Wasps and features the outspoken player’s reaction to getting boxed in at the carpark of the Ricoh Arena.
Haskell used the moveable barriers to box in the car that boxed in his Range Rover. The car that boxed him in happened to be Fijian teammate Gaby Lovobalavu, who saw the funny side of the incident.
However, many didn’t see the funny side of it.
One irate Scottish man even threatened to break the Northampton Saints players legs after the looseforward re-posted the abuse that the man had initially given him on Facebook over the seemingly innocuous incident.
Haskell, who is well known for his strong presence on social media, says that the should the man come around to his house, he would ‘****ing end’ him.
Haskell made over 200 appearances in a 12-year career at Wasps, splitting two spells at the club with stints across the globe at Stade Français, Ricoh Black Rams, and the Highlanders – playing on almost every stage world rugby has to offer.
But Haskell has also excelled at international level for over a decade, earning 77 caps to date for England and getting called up to the 2017 British & Irish Lions squad that toured New Zealand.
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