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Piers Morgan rages at former Super League star for “shameful stunt”

In Super League we rarely see the eccentric style celebrations we see in football with the only example really being Mark Calderwood’s hand grenade celebration for Leeds Rhinos against his future club Wigan Warriors in 2003.

More often than not our star men are stoic when celebrating tries and there are very few elaborate plans when it comes to celebrating a try.

But that wasn’t the case in the NRL today after a Canberra Raiders try.

You will no doubt have heard about Johnny Bairstow’s dismissal in the Ashes against Australia in the cricket lately.

Barstow believed the over had ended, left his crease to change ends and was stumped out much to the outrage of the whole British sporting community especially as Australia went on to win.

Today, after the Canberra Raiders scored they re-enacted the now infamous moment with England international Elliot Whitehead playing the role of Barstow.

You can watch the clip below:

Now though Piers Morgan has raged about the incident on Twitter:

“Just found out the batsman in this shameful spirit-of-the-game mocking stunt is not only ENGLISH, but a YORKSHIREMAN. What on earth are you doing Elliott Whitehead? Are you a closet Australian?”

As we all know Whitehead is a proud Englishman.

He has been a mainstay in the England side for years and scored in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final against Samoa.

A former Bradford Bulls and Catalans Dragons star, he had a noteworthy Super League career but has been even better since moving to the NRL.

He is certainly no stranger to a try.

Perhaps his Bradford career and their rivalry with Leeds Rhinos, the team Bairstow supports, is the reason why he had no issue taking a shot at the England cricketer.

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