Eddie Jones clarified the controversial comparison of Marcus Smith with tennis player Emma Raducanu


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Eddie Jones clarified the controversial comparison of Marcus Smith with tennis player Emma Raducanu

England’s coach, Eddie jones, was in the center of the controversy after making a comparison between the opening of your team, Marcus Smith, and the young figure of English tennis, Emma raducanu, which won the US Open this year. The Australian had to clarify the phrase about Smith that “should not fall into the same trap.”

When referring to Marcus Smith, who will start Saturday’s game against Australia, Jones made a comparison with the young promise of English tennis and stated that “there’s a reason the young woman who won the US Open couldn’t play so well afterwards“And attacked Raducanu:” where did they see her? On the cover of Vogue and Harper Bazaar or whatever, in Christian Dior clothes. All of that is a distraction around you“Jones wanted to compare.

The Jones’ language was deemed sexist and English society let him know, including former British number one Jo Durie. Although the coach rejects that accusation, he contacted the 18-year-old to clarify what he meant.

“It is not for me to judge that. The comments were not made in that spirit at all.“Jones said Thursday when he spoke to the press. “I sent a private letter to Emma to make sure you understand why the comments were made. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the end of the matter. “

When clarifying his sayings about distractions off the court Jones said that “the point is that it is very difficult for young players in the UK and I put it forward for a reason, because I think it is. “

“We have a really good group of young players in England and I want to make sure we look after them as best we can. The average number of international appearances of a player of England throughout history is of seven ”, said on the statistic.

Many good young players enter the national team and get carried away by distractions”, Affirmed the coach. “We don’t want them to be distracted and that was the sole purpose of that comment.”


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