Former England and Wasps star turned BT Present Lawrence Dallaglio has come under major fire following his take on Wasps current financial situation.
Speaking on the highly popular show ‘Rugby Tonight’ Dallaglio argued that Wasps should not face automatic relegation in the same way Worcester Warriors have due to them being a bigger brand.
“They [RFU] will say that any club that’s in administration has to go the same way as Worcester,” Dallaglio said.
“But the reality is, do you want to lose one of the biggest brands in club rugby, in world rugby and one of the brands that’s been one of the most successful sides in the Premiership? Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.”
“It’s worrying times for all rugby fans”
“In terms of Wasps, it is a complex situation”
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 9, 2022
These comments have caught the ire of many online with twitter in particular being a buzz of activity.
‘Someone hand him the straw he can’t quite reach’ https://t.co/sIMj0NGcRr
— Bobby Bridge (@bobby_bridge) October 9, 2022
This is appalling from dallaglio. If the @RFU and @premrugby have any integrity then it won’t matter that wasps are a so called big club. They will have to face the same music as Worcester. Stop giving this bloke a platform to speak. It’s a clear conflict of interest
— Sam Rowe (@Samo4Rowe) October 9, 2022
In response to Lawrence Dallaglio’s implication on @btsportrugby that Wasps are too big/famous/successful to go to the wall, the last major trophy the club won was the 2007/08 @premrugby Premiership. That’s 15 seasons ago.
— Jason Harris (@LargeRugby) October 9, 2022
I think Lawrence Dallaglio should take a leaf out of the book of the B&I Lions selection committee by ‘leaving emotion at the door’ when he next goes on @btsportrugby
— Justin Di Tommaso (@jditommaso72) October 9, 2022