Greg Eden produced one of the finest individual seasons in Super League history in 2017.
His tally of tries that year, despite a fairly substantial midseason injury lay-off, was the second most we have seen in a Super League season and fired the Castleford Tigers to a first ever Grand Final as well as the League Leaders’ Shield.
However, despite that season, he constantly seems to have to prove himself to pundits and fans alike.
Eden has now opened up on the abuse he has received at Super League games and what it is like to deal with.
“If you’re concentrating on doing something then you can hear some stuff, so when you’re receiving a kick-off,” he said on the Fully Game YouTube channel.
When asked about what he has heard from fans the main example he has heard is: “Eden your hands are on backwards.”
He admitted that he sometimes finds it funny but ultimately wants to forget what they say and focus on the game instead: “I just sometimes chuckle to myself but I try forget it because you hear all sorts.”
Eden has been a rare bright spark in a difficult season for the Tigers picking up the Man of the Match in the Tigers’ first win of the season against Leeds Rhinos as well as scoring a sublime try against Wakefield Trinity over Easter.