Erin Molan slams social media trolls after Jake Arthur and Brad Arthur criticism of Parramatta Eels
Erin Molan got into a bad episode of NRL as the footy world defended Parramatta in the face of a nasty teen trolling.
Erin Molan slammed Jake Arthur on social media after the NRL star was brought to prominence following Parramatta’s defeat to the Cowboys on Saturday night.
Some angry Eels fans accused manager Brad Arthur of nepotism by playing his 19-year-old son at five-eighths and moving into shape, Dylan Brown spun to center, to deal with an injury crisis that hit the club’s outer shoulders. .
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Football greats have responded to unfair criticism of both Brad and Jake Arthur Other The Daily Telegraph reported that Parramatta executive producer Kate Cardwell responded to the trolls by writing, “Sick of the shit comments. Is football.
“Sick of bullying and negativity. I don’t think you know how much your words hurt. “
Former NRL presenter Molan took to Instagram to share her feelings, offering her support to Cardwell for taking a stand.
“Proud of you @Katecardwell – call him when it’s unacceptable,” Molan wrote.
“Defend your players – paying members and fans have every right to be angry / frustrated and express it publicly – but relentless abuse of a young guy is NOT okay.
“Love your passion Kate: your club should be proud”.
Molan has been outspoken about the need to take action against social media trolls, leading the charge of introducing new online safety laws in Australia.
Former NRL stars have said that the flurry of hot footage has exceeded the limit. Penrith’s Premiership hero Martin Lang tweeted: “Jake Arthur is only 19 and he’s a beautiful prospect. I’d love to see the CVs of whoever is behind the allegations of nepotism. Miserable and jealous individuals who want nothing more than to discredit the ‘trainer”.
Canberra legend Laurie Daley also defended the decision to move Brown to center.
“I don’t know about this nepotism stuff. It’s completely out of place, ”Laurie Daley told Great sports breakfast. “Look at the injured players, far backs, Brown is a better option in the centers with Arthur at five-eighth with what they have.
“It’s not nepotism, it’s whoever thinks will do the best job.
“If you have a player who has been moved out of necessity, that’s what you do until you get your troops back, every day of the week.
“Brown understands their position and needs to help Jakob Arthur and the other players on that team. They had just left, the eels. “
Phil Rothfield of The Daily Telegraph he also claimed that the criticisms of both the manager and the player were unfair.
“Brad Arthur did not choose his son for the match against Newcastle without dealing with the management team, Clint Gutherson, Mitchell Moses, Junior Paulo. This move had the support of the players, “Rothfield told Great sports breakfast.
“I spoke to Andrew Johns and he thinks Jakob is an exceptional player. Blaming a 19-year-old boy for a massacre in Darwin, when 17 players contributed to the defeat, is unfair.
“If his name was Joe Blow we wouldn’t even talk about him. Brad Arthur is struggling to choose 17, he has an injury crisis. “
Originally published as ‘It’s not okay’: Erin Molan strikes after teen NRL star is dragged into controversy