Ulster scrum-half John Cooney his taken to Twitter to air his frustration with an article published in yesterday's Sunday Independent.
The column asked the question about Ulster's future as a rugby club, given the current disarray in the province. It argued, "at the moment it'll probably be more trouble than it's worth to set them right again."
Is it time to abolish Ulster? Not the province, just the rugby team. After all, the IRFU were going to give Connacht the bum's rush a few years back only to change their mind after protests from some recalcitrant Western types. Perhaps it's time for another bold decision.
In recent months Ulster's former director of rugby Les Kiss left his position while interim head coach Jonno Gibbes is also set to leave. The club has not progressed from their group in Europe for the past for successive years and face a fight to even make the Champions Cup next year. Sweeney also took issue with fans who threatened a boycott and protest after former players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding had their contracts revoked.
"Do these galoots not have any clue what their behaviour looks like to those outside the bubble?"
Cooney is a new addition to the province, having only made the move last year. However, the 27-year-old took issue with the article online earlier today. His message was liked and shared by several current and former Ulster players.
I’m not one to target and belittle people but I just don’t know how an ‘accredited’ journalist would be so out of touch to write this. How does the @IndoSport even print this rubbish??? It’s utterly disrespectful to all the players and the fans #Mind-blowing pic.twitter.com/7rTVhmI4IU
— John Cooney (@JCooney09) April 23, 2018
— Neil Best (@Best6Analysis) April 23, 2018
Ulster will look to set matters right on the field this week, with an away trip to Thomond Park to face Munster.