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Sunday Feb 28, 2021

Online abuse over Owen Farrell interview reduces BBC presenter to tears

BBC commentator Sonja McLaughlan has been at the centre of a Twitter storm after her post match interview with England captain Owen Farrell on Saturday.

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McLaughlan asked Farrell some difficult questions about the decisions made by referee Pascal Gaüzère following his side’s defeat to Wales in the Six Nations, which left the fly half having to defend hard.

About an hour later McLaughlan Tweeted that she was crying in the car following the amount of online abuse she had received from fans on social media.

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Since then former players and pundits have jumped to show support for the BBC presenter while also damning the comments made about McLaughlan.

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