Andrew Johns’s State of Origin response pilloried on social media

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NSW legend Andrew Johns has been roundly criticised on social media for a monosyllabic efficiency on Channel 9’s State of Origin protection.Key factors:Andrew Johns mentioned he was not trying ahead to “all of the bullshit” from Queenslanders for the following yearHe mentioned he was struggling to talk as a result of the sport “simply means a lot to me”Johns was labelled “unprofessional” and a “sore loser” on social mediaForty minutes after the Blues’ shock 22-12 loss to Queensland within the decider at Lang Park, Johns joined the panel to wrap up the thrilling sport.Host James Bracey welcomed him to the dialog, and Johns began as he meant to go on.”Yeah. Nice effort. Nice sport,” he mentioned.When requested in regards to the biff returning to State of Origin — which he was clearly wanting to see whereas commentating, calling on the referees to let the gamers struggle — he nonetheless struggled for phrases. Johns was not flawed when he mentioned the decider was a “nice sport”.(Getty Pictures: Bradley Kanaris)”Every part’s at stake. No tomorrows,” he mentioned.And when Bracey addressed Johns’s obvious wrestle to get phrases out…”It simply means a lot to me,” Johns mentioned.After Queensland celebrity and assistant coach Cameron Smith spoke in regards to the ferocity of the sport and the way tight it was, Paul Vautin once more requested Johns for his tackle the place he thought the sport was received and misplaced.”It is simply these massive moments, simply the large moments,” he mentioned.”Now we now have to hearken to all of the bullshit youse go on with for the following 12 months. Drives you mad.”Nevertheless it didn’t have the jovial tone that’s typically peppered into Origin discussions, with a clumsy silence following, earlier than Smith pivoted again to speaking in regards to the thrilling conflict they’d simply witnessed.Viewers had been shocked and never overly impressed with Johns’s effort.LoadingLoadingLoadingLoadingLoadingLoadingLoading

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