It seems, in the main, Mna na H'eireann are now going after Rugby as a whole, judging by this #notmycaptain hashtag .. not just Rory Best:
THE GENERAL TWITTER SEARCH for that hashtag:
From Ms Una Mullally herself:
( IRISH RUGBY as a whole next target?? )I can’t get past the grubbiness that lies on top of the Irish rugby team’s veneer of respectability this week. On a selfish level, it’s ruined the tournament for me, and I’m angry and disappointed. But there are much bigger issues here, to be discussed when the trial concludes.
Also look at the replies ..
Roisin Ingle .. the same:
RORY BEST EXPLANATION .. please read before commenting if possible:I am glad we put this picture on the @Irishtimes front page: Captain of the @IrishRugby team Rory Best and Ian Henderson attending that rape trial
Rory Best explains reason behind attendance at trial
In my opinion - maybe it was not the best time pre a major international for rory to do this BUT regardless it is still his right to do so. Let the PROPER courts do there work with regard to the case at hand and that those involved are provided with that that is provided to all .. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. This is not for social media to rule on, but BY PROXY it seems its doing just that via Rory Best. Not good .. When will this cr*p end??
UPDATE 5/2/18 - Judge: 'The only reason' Rory Best attended rape trial was because he was asked to do so
MODS: This thread is about the treatment of Rory Best on social Media and the greater subject of what I think is certain individuals and groups getting out of hand on social media and being allowed to rule and make rulings without critiscism. Not very professional by many media people either to be using there presence on social media in this way?IRELAND rugby captain Rory Best was asked to attend the rape trial of two international teammates by senior counsel, a court has heard.
The jury of nine men and three women heard he had been asked by a senior barrister to attend the hearing at Belfast Crown Court last week.
Judge Patricia Smyth said: "The only reason that Mr Rory Best was in this courtroom was because he was directed to be here by senior counsel.
"That's the reason he was here. That's the only reason. I think you should know that."
So .. its not a thread about the case at hand, thats for somewhere else if thats possible!