Huddersfield’s victory over Hull FC was slightly marred by the decision of referee Chris Kendall to send off both Josh Jones and Andre Savelio for their ‘coming together’ at the end of the game. But, just how did social media react?
One supporter acknowledged Savelio’s class as a player, but believes he can work on his attitude.
Good player, just cant stand the way he’s always the victim. Bloke maybe different off the pitch who knows.
— Dan Irving (@DanIrving95) July 22, 2021
Another criticised Savelio as “a balloon”.
Not playing victim this week. Blokes a balloon.
— Kieron James (@KieronJames90) July 22, 2021
One Hull FC fan, however, stuck up for Savelio and criticised Ian Watson for his post-match comments about Savelio ‘singling out’ youngster Robson Stevens.
Watson's comments about him singling a young player out. What's Andre supposed to do? Not tackle someone because they're young? Go play golf kid, RL ain't for you.
— Alan's daughter the super supporter⚫⚪ (@Hodbow) July 23, 2021
That sentiment was echoed by another fan.
Haha what a tit – basically I don’t want opposition players going after my players but it’s fine the other way round.
— Dan Cummerson (@DanCummo) July 22, 2021
However, another was dismayed at Savelio’s attempts against Stevens.
Look at Andre savelio the grub going after the young lad, he deserved that
— Thomas Hatfield (@thomashatfield_) July 22, 2021
Another was disgusted by the outcry against the Hull forward.
Yeah @AndreSavelio is known for playing a victim… Such a victim being racially abused. What a dickhead for standing up to a racist. Honestly some RL fans disgust me.
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖗𝖉 𝕾𝖔𝖓 (@Luther_w) July 23, 2021
A different fan, however, called Savelio out on his aggression.
Savelio is a strange guy. Always wants a scrap for some reason.
— ☆🐔☆ (@Thfc_K1) July 22, 2021
Savellio was embarrassing at the end he’s all mouth, terrible attitude
— Ronnie Norman (@RonnieNorman60) July 23, 2021
One supporter even went after Ian Watson for his comments.
What a bitter and twisted man I remeber him trying to blame shaul when sargison creamed shaul
— Steven coates (@justmotshull) July 22, 2021