Leeds’ victory over Salford was comprehensive in the end, but the major talking point was Lee Mossop’s punch on Konrad Hurrell that had the latter knocked to the floor – and knocked clean out.
But, how did social media react to the incident?
Konrad himself joked about getting their best player out of the game.
Got their best player out of the game didn’t I 🤣🤣 team player
— Konrad Hurrell (@konmanhurrell) June 27, 2021
Another person described the event.
Big right hand by Lee Mossop 👊🏻 absolutely flattened Konrad Hurrell
— 🇬🇧 The Bonny Blue 🏴 (@Dezwilson) June 27, 2021
Another Twitter user couldn’t help but joke.
— Roy Ellaby (@elan4872) June 27, 2021
Another praised the sportsmanship from Hurrell.
Fair play. This post shows great sportsmanship. Anyone can get dropped from a punch but rugby players are all warriors. Respect
— Sarge (@Koko__Bware) June 27, 2021
Someone even gave Hurrell advice.
Next time konnie maybe go with your hands up 😂 well played boys great win 2day!! Glad your OK mate
— Grant gordon (@Grantgo59128696) June 27, 2021
One Twitter user couldn’t contain himself.
Folded like a deck of cards big man 🤣🤣🤣
— John Sturtivant (@JSturty) June 27, 2021
A different user jibed about the state of the floor after Hurrell’s landing.
Groundsman is going to be busy filling in that dent in the pitch! 😉
— David Cooper (@CoxleyRunner) June 27, 2021
Someone defended Hurrell for the part he played.
It was a cheap shot
— David Willby (@DavidWillby1) June 27, 2021
He was, however, in the minority.
Cheap shot? Hurrell was charging towards him, what do you think he was chasing him for, got his retaliation in first which is fair enough for me
— Matt Hawksworth (@ponte_pele) June 27, 2021
How was it a cheap shot??? He was chasing after mossop
— brett heath (@brett_heath) June 27, 2021