BBC broadcaster Sonja McLaughlan conducted interviews with Owen Farrell, Eddie Jones, Alun Wyn Jones and Wayne Pivac but was set up for horrific abuse online

England rugby team has publicly endorsed BBC broadcaster Sonja McLaughlan after the pitchside interviewer received online abuse following Saturday’s Wales-England game

McLaughlan interviewed English skipper Owen Farrell, coach Eddie Jones, Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones and Welsh head coach Wayne Pivac after the home team’s 40:24 win at Principality Stadium

The segment with Farrell was tense as McLaughlan looked for answers after England shut down throughout the game because of Josh Adams’ attempt and persistent misconduct, you can read all about the interview exchange here

Following the Pitchside report, McLaughlan revealed that she had received so much abuse on social media that she was left in tears in her car

“Just some of the feedback I’ve received Thank you for using @ sign Now imagine if you were inundated with abuse doing your job crying in my car I hope you’re happy”

The rugby and media world has since gathered around the veteran broadcaster who just got the job done The camp in England offered her support on Sunday morning

England’s official report replied to her tweet saying, “Sonya, we are really sorry to hear this and we hope you are well. Abuse for your work is not okay and we are here to help.” p>

“See you next time. Hold your head high and know you have our support

“Rugby’s core values ​​are teamwork, respect, joy, discipline and athleticism. Whether we are fans, players, coaches, referees, volunteers or in the media, we are all part of the rugby community and we should all aim at adhering to these values to capture our great game “

The BBC has also condemned the abuse, stating: “BBC Sport strongly condemns the online abuse Sonja McLaughlan witnessed after the Wales-England game

“Sonja has long been an important member of our Six Nations team and she absolutely has our full support”

Several other prominent broadcasters, journalists, and current and former players have come out in favor of McLaughlan following the comments she received online The official Six Nations account has also given her their support

Former England player Ugo Monye wrote: “You shouldn’t apologize for doing your job & has done an excellent job for a long time”Twitter can often be a terrible beast at Safe Home xxx”

BBC correspondent Jeremy Bowen said, “I thought it would be a good interview @Sonjamclaughlan asked the right questions everyone was talking about Sometimes sports interviews are way too deferential This wasn’t the case”

Andy Goode said: “Brilliant interview by @Sonjamclaughlan with Owen Farrell. Asked tough, fair questions and continued if he didn’t answer! Great job Sonja!”

Broadcaster Mark Pougatch said, “Prepare well, know what to ask and expect what’s to come back. Swift and strict as always @Sonjamclaughlan”

Pundit David Flatman wrote, “Some pretty ordinary people here, Sonj you did exactly what you were paid for If you don’t like it, ho hum your employers like it and these trolls don’t pay your mortgage X”

ITV presenter Andrea Byrne added, “There is absolutely no excuse for such abuse on a social media forum, and no one should end their day at work like you do. People are cruel and I guarantee they wouldn’t face it say to face keyboard warriors are doing their worst “

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Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/england-step-over-disgusting-abuse-19933387