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Tommy Makinson responds to claims he “fell below the standard of a professional sportsperson” following Grand Final win over Leeds Rhinos

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After St Helens’ Grand Final win over Leeds Rhinos, departing coach Kristian Woolf spoke about how his side don’t get enough credit.

He described them as the “flagship” for what Super League is all about and that they should also be credited for the fact “you don’t see any of them in the papers for doing the wrong thing.”

That is certainly very true of the group who were described by Richard Silverwood as “exceptional.” After all, success comes from the right attitude and Saints certainly have that in bucket loads especially given the way they work for each other and one of their main players and role models is Tommy Makinson.

The winger has been the best winger around for five years not just because of his finishing ability but also because of his hard work.

Very few wingers match the metres Makinson makes as he starts sets off well. An England international he is one of the best around and is now a five time Grand Final winner four of which have come in consecutive years.

However, unfortunately Makinson has received a lot of negativity since the Grand Final from Leeds Rhinos fans who have also been blamed for an incident that occurred at the end of the game where Makinson sadly had items thrown at him as he celebrated at fulltime.

Certainly not behaviour you want to see from supporters at a showpiece event but Leeds fans have had their own say blaming Makinson for starting it by throwing the ball into the stand as he ran the ball dead to end the game much in the same way a player does after they score.

One supporter even asked the RFL to investigate the incident whilst saying Makinson’s behaviour “fell way below the standard of a professional sportsperson.”

However, fairly believing that such a claim was a bit over the top, Makinson responded defending his actions: “What are you on about you clown, I ran ball dead and threw it in stand! Jesus. Did I spit on someone? Relax”

This will likely be the end of it and we can look forward to seeing Makinson shine in the World Cup for England.

1 Comment

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  1. Dede

    September 26, 2022 at 11:18 am

    For goodness sake, we’d just won a fourth G.F. He was just celebrating. Pity thats all they’ve got to complain about.

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