Mike Brown is not a universally popular rugby player. The English full-back is undoubtedly talented but his conduct on the field can regularly provoke strong online reactions, exhibit a: today.
England beat Wales in the Six Nations today 12-6 at home, but the game could have been entirely different had Scott Williams converted a superb opportunity to get down in the corner.
He slid too early and Sam Underhill put the centre out of play. Brown made sure he knew of the opportunity he missed, and the internet responded accordingly.
Mike Brown is the biggest wanker in sport.
— Barry Dempsey (@barrydempsey2) February 10, 2018
Mike Brown must be the biggest tosser in rugby #ENGvWAL
— Gustavo Ó Laoghaire (@KillarneyKnight) February 10, 2018
Mike brown...... one of those guys it’s very very very very hard to like
— Aidan Kelleher (@kelleheraidan) February 10, 2018
Mike Brown's face is one you'd never tire of punching. #ENGvWAL
— Cerys (@Panderys83) February 10, 2018
Brown went and compounded the problem when he slapped the ball away after Wales were awarded a late penalty.
That better be a yellow for Mike Brown. Disgraceful reffing if not
— luke fitzgerald (@lukefitz11) February 10, 2018
It's unlikely the full-back will be overly bothered, as Brown was awarded man-of-the-match and begins preparation for a trip to Scotland.