Josh Charnley has had his fair share of abuse during the 2022 Super League season so far.
The Warrington Wolves winger was given death threats earlier in the year after Warrington’s loss to Hull KR at Craven Park.
That prompted a meeting between Charnley and the perpetrator, with everyone perhaps thinking that would have been enough to deter any potential outburst aimed at a rugby league player on social media.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to have been the case with Charnley once more targeted during last week after commenting on Leeds Rhinos star Blake Austin’s Instagram post.
After Warrington played Leeds a week ago, the Wire winger commented: “What a man” on Austin’s post to then be targeted by a Warrington fan saying: “He’s not even supporting the team he plays for anymore.”
Charnley, however, was keen to hit back in a superb fashion, stating: “Listen you’re clueless so stop writing s**t. I’m gutted I’m not involved anymore but I have mates at other clubs so keep your long nose out my business. I’m fully committed to the team till my last day. Repost this you weapon!!”
Listen you're clueless so stop writing shit. I'm gutted I'm not involved anymore but I have mates at other clubs so keep your long nose out my business. I'm fully committed to the team till my last day. Repost this you weapon!!
— Joshua Charnley (@Joshuacharnley) June 4, 2022
Charnley, of course, will not be at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in 2023 with head coach Daryl Powell confirming that the winger – who has been at Warrington since 2018 – will be departing.
His destination is not yet known, though Leigh Centurions has been touted as a possible move.