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Comical response from the well regarded skipper.

Dylan Hartley fights back on Twitter after fan criticism

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In this new technological era, social media has become a powerful tool we all like to use.

Often known these days for people liking to voice their opinions in response to sport they see on their screens.

One man, John Huyton, did just the thing and took his opinions to England rugby captain Dylan Hartley.

The somewhat ‘passionate’ Twitter user took to social media calling for the current England skipper to step down from his position to pave way for in form Maro Itoje after his heroics in New Zealand for the Lions.

He tweeted: “@maroitoje needs to be promoted @EnglandRugby captain ASAP and future @lionsofficial Captain. Time to stand down @DylanHartley #weartherose”.

Although the post was an ambitious attempt to get the skipper’s attention, he was met with a surprise response.

“Ok cheers John will do”, replied Hartley in sarcastic abidance with the fan.

As a result of the response, it was no surprise, however, that users were quick to pick up on the player’s reply, retweeting him over 500 times.

Mr. Huyton, however, did not stop there, as he took to his feed once again to produce a poll with the question: “Should Maro Itoje be installed as England Rugby captain now?”

Once again, Dylan Hartley dished out an entertaining reply once again, saying: “#Ivoted” in reply to the poll.

Who needs comedy TV to keep us entertained when celebrities can do just the same on social media?

It’s great to see high calibre celebrities responding to the fans in such a comical fashion. More of the same should be seen from other athletes on the much loved platform.

So, with this passionate fan’s views aside, will the skipper hold the fort for much longer?

His services have been notably good for England and fans seem happy for the player to remain in his position, according to the fan’s poll.

Nonetheless, the efforts of Itoje cannot be disputed after his performances against Kiwis on foreign turf.

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