“Begging to get people through the turnstiles” – how social media reacted to Hull chairman Adam Pearson joking about Hull KR

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson stoked the fires ahead of his side’s derby day fixture against Hull KR on Friday night.

The long-serving owner – who has been at the Hull helm since 2011 – stated: “They think they’re going to win the Grand Final” when talking about Rovers.

With comments like that, it was perhaps only a matter of time until social media came into the equation. But just how did people react?

One Hull KR fan didn’t take the comments too kindly.

Another called it “embarrassing.”

A neutral supporter said how good it would be if Rovers did actually win the Grand Final.

One Rovers fan believed Pearson was putting added pressure on his own side with the comments.

Another called it a ticket-selling exercise.

Another saw the funny side of things.

One fan even called it childish from Pearson.

Another Hull KR fan disputed the comments made by Pearson.

One Twitter user actually used common sense to explain why Rovers could actually win this year’s Grand Final.

One Hull KR fan believed it should be used as motivation.

Another called Pearson “a worried man.”

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