Mark McCall the director of Rugby at Saracens has slammed the treatment of Owen Farrell that led to him taking a step back from international duty.
The England captain announced yesterday that he would not feature for England in the upcoming Six Nation’s tournament so he can ‘prioritise his and his family’s mental well-being’.
Farrell received a lot of abuse during the Rugby World Cup and was booed during games in France after he received a red card against Wales in their warm-up clash.
Director of Rugby at Saracens, McCall, has slammed the treatment of the England captain labelling it as ‘shameful’.
“It’s remarkable that he played the way he played during the World Cup, if we take into account how he was feeling,” He said.
“He is a person who is right on top of his game at the moment, yet he and his family have been made to feel the way they feel. It is shameful – it’s not right.
“I’ve worked with Owen for 15 years, every day, and the person that has been portrayed in the media bears no resemblance to the person I know. He’s a family man, they’ve always come first.”