Aside from the Warrington loss, one other incident stood out from the whole game and that was Mike Cooper’s apparent barge into his head coach Steve Price after being substituted in the 30th minute. But, how did social media react?
One St Helens fan found Cooper’s actions “disrespectful”.
Very disrespectful of Cooper there
He's a good player but that attitude stinks….
— Geoff Strettle (@SAINTSGUS) June 6, 2021
One Warrington fan believes that Price has “lost the team” and calls for him to be replaced.
Come on Mike, Stuart, Simon. SP has lost the team, now he’s lost all the fans. Move Pricey on quickly for his own sake. Throw Hendo and Briersy in duel caretaker head coaches as one last hurrah for them, out of their loyalty to our great club.
We’ve had enough of 5 drives/kick.
— Andy Bibby (@AndrewPaulBibby) June 6, 2021
Another echoed the belief that something “isn’t right” at Warrington.
Noticed that at the time. Something clearly not right within the camp. Price does need to go, but that was very, very poor from Cooper
— RuthyWire (@RuthyWire) June 6, 2021
Many were also shocked at what happened.
Absolutely shocking stuff.
— TruthTalkingMaverick (@TruthTalkingMav) June 6, 2021
Another neutral supporter sympathised with Price.
Feel sorry for Price there. No need for that.
— Bradley Asquith (@BradAsquith7) June 6, 2021
Another called it “disgraceful” from Cooper.
Disgraceful behaviour from Cooper there.
Do petulant actions like this one indicate a cultural problem within the club, or just with Cooper?
— 🦈 Sharkey 🦈 (@sh4rkster) June 6, 2021
A different Twitter user believes Price won’t last until the end of June in the coaching job.
What that caption tells me is, that Price won't last another month. He's lost the respect of the senior players.
— Carl Stockley (@SaintLex_) June 6, 2021
However, another Warrington fan dismissed it as mere “frustration”.
As much as this is being perceived as disrespectful from Cooper I would say it’s frustration boiling over . Clearly things are wrong; senior players set the tone but with lack of tactics, plan A or B maybe the senior players are letting fans know the internal situation?
— Rob (@RapstaRob) June 6, 2021
Yet that was a very small minority as the consensus was that the actions were disrespectful.
That’s so disrespectful. Don’t care what the feeling is you don’t air that sort of behaviour in public
— Lady Debs 👑👒🍸🍾 (@DebsL64) June 6, 2021
Another called on Price to drop the prop for the next game.
For me Price shouldn’t pick him again. No matter what you think of him you don’t do that to your coach
— Dawn Owen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@yicker) June 6, 2021
One neutral fan called for Cooper to never play for the club again.
Cooper should never play for Warrington again
— harvey wiles (@hewiles) June 6, 2021