‘Where were they!?’: Jim Wilson slams Sea Eagles management communication failures
Jim Wilson has slammed the “lack of communication” within the Manly Sea Eagles management as the pride jersey controversy has taken centre stage.
Today, Manly coach Des Hasler apologised to the NRL for the seven Manly players boycotting the pride jerseys.
Jim has questioned why Manly higher-ups sent Des out to the presser instead of themselves.
“Why was Des Hasler the one having to make the apology today? It wasn’t his decision to do this jersey, where were the head honchos of the club?” Jim said.
“This whole thing has been terribly handled and now you’ve got a situation where the playing group is split.”
Jim also called out the “double standards” when it comes to the jerseys.
“As for the seven players who’ve said no to wearing the jersey due to their religious beliefs, that’s their choice, although it does wreak of double standards from them, considering they run around week after week with a jersey emblazoned with a betting company on the front of the jumper.”
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The first NRL player to come out as gay is praising the authenticity of his former club’s apology over its handling of a Pride Jersey which has sparked a player revolt.
Ian Roberts who came out in 1995 has told Jim Wilson, he hopes the controversy will be a conversation starter that leads to greater unity.
“I do respect those players who have chosen to stand down.”
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