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‘Disgraceful, disloyal’: Tigers followers enraged as axed fullback celebrates Broncos strive

‘Disgraceful, disloyal’: Tigers followers enraged as axed fullback celebrates Broncos strive


Daine Laurie has infuriated followers by liking an Instagram video of Broncos star Selwyn Cobbo scoring towards the Wests Tigers on Saturday night time.

The video, posted by the official NRL account, reveals Cobbo pouncing on a free ball earlier than sprinting 85 metres to attain throughout Brisbane’s emphatic 46-12 victory at Suncorp Stadium.

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Moreover a caption that reads “Cobbo cruises by means of,” a like from the axed Tigers fullback’s official Instagram account remains to be seen as of Monday morning.

It’s undoubtedly a poor search for Laurie after a spiritless Tigers outing in Brisbane.

It’s the second embarrassing storyline surrounding the membership on Monday as CEO Justin Pascoe additionally comes underneath fireplace over pictures of him scrolling on his cellphone within the dressing room throughout halftime.

Laurie’s weird social media transfer comes after the 23-year-old was relegated to order grade by coach Tim Sheens.

The veteran Tigers mentor is presently experimenting with Adam Doueihi at fullback and Luke Brooks within the five-eighth jersey in a transfer that has to this point reaped few rewards.

The Tigers are the one NRL staff with zero wins within the 2023 season, whereas rumours have emerged that Laurie might make a mid-season swap to the Eels.

A Wests Tigers spokesman advised information.com.au the membership would take care of Laurie privately over the matter.

“It will likely be dealt with internally and no additional remark shall be made,” the spokesman mentioned.

In the meantime, The Each day Telegraph is reporting Laurie is offended at being condemned for his social media actions, given he was simply liking a strive from Cobbo given he’s a private good friend.

Nevertheless membership nice Garry Jack had a unique view in regards to the incident.

“It wasn’t a wise factor to do — he simply didn’t suppose correctly,” Jack advised the paper.

“Daine didn’t suppose it by means of or take into consideration the repercussions of liking one thing on-line.

“It’s only a notion factor, given he’s not taking part in first grade.”

In the meantime, Tigers followers had been blowing up at Laurie over the weekend, with The Telegraph reporting plenty of livid social media feedback from followers.

“It’s disgraceful, disloyal and reveals his (lack of) love of the membership and teammates,” one offended fan wrote.

One other posted: “He’ll by no means play for us once more. Mid-season swap doubtless, certainly.”

“Simply one other reminder he has by no means been dedicated to the membership,” wrote one other, hinting at a 2021 controversy during which the Tigers star celebrated the Panthers premiership whereas sporting a Penrith jersey.

Laurie apologised on the time for what he referred to as a “foolish mistake” after he was featured in a premiership celebration video filmed on the streets of Penrith after the Panthers defeated the Rabbitohs to win the 2021 Grand Remaining.

The speedster, who spent 5 years at Penrith within the junior system, made a quick look within the video, celebrating whereas sporting a Penrith jersey.

One Twitter consumer described Laurie’s look as “a kick within the balls”, whereas one other urged the Tigers ought to “tear his contract up instantly”.

The Tigers face Parramatta on Monday and are presently paying $151 to win the NRL Grand Remaining on the TAB.

Rugby league legend Mal Meninga urged the Tigers struggles might be because of the taking part in group not believing within the messages from the teaching staff.

“There might be this belief issue the place they don’t fairly imagine what Tim (Sheens, coach) or the teaching workers are telling them, to be actually bluntly sincere. (Or) they don’t wish to play to that plan,” Meninga mentioned on Fox League.

“They appear to be taking part in as people, whether or not that’s perception in what they’re truly doing or perception in one another. They’ve to seek out this commonality and togetherness.

“They don’t come out and work collectively, they don’t management possession and get to a kick, they don’t wish to grind video games out.

“Each time they make an error or get a penalty towards them, they’re not a resilient aspect. As a gaggle, they’ve to return out of it and discover a method collectively to begin profitable soccer video games.

“’Sheensy’ is a superb coach. I used to be coached by Tim Sheens for a few years and he’s a winner. He’s obtained Benji (Marshall) and Robbie Farah, they’re winners as properly. That little little bit of profitable has to rub off someway.”