Along with Nick Cummins, Joe Marler is probably the most amusing rugby player (that the public have access to) on the planet these days. He’s a fascinating character, loves the banter, and clearly isn’t afraid to take the mickey out of the referee during the match.
If you’ve watched any of the O2 Inside Line episodes of behind the scenes England camp clips you’ll more than likely agree that Marler needs to get in front of the camera more. As with James Haskell and the Honey Badger, something funny always seems to happen.
Professional sport needs these characters and thanks to social media and the increased presence of official team video uploads, we’re now exposed to the complex minds of these great athletes.
In this case Marler gave referee Andrew Small a bit of stick for wearing white boots, and rightly so.
Great work from our man Nick Heath on the commentry too.