Thanks, Stroudos. This reminds me of an interview with French winger Vincent Clerc, where he explained that when he was wearing his headgear at the beginning of his career, he was running at every player with no regard to size or weigh because he was over-confident that the head guard would protect him. He got head gear at his beginnings in Toulouse because the year before he got an head injury needing some 10 stitches. »
In several stadium in France, the crowd consider themselves as the 16th player. So they think booing the opponent is their duty and it is in no way disrespectful. Although i tend to disagree, i can accept that.
Oliver, another French fan here. You should stop reading French newspapers. The Irish never claimed Heaslip had broken vertebrae, only French papers did. The 4 weeks were a usual time for what Heaslip had. Irish had not lied. »