England star Mike Brown was at the centre of a social media storm on Saturday evening, with many Welsh fans heavily critical of his behaviour following Scott Williams' failure to score at Twickenham.
After a flowing Welsh move, Williams hurtled down the wing in search of what would have been a huge try in the context of the championship, only to be denied by a fantastic last-ditch Sam Underhill tackle, sending the Welshman into touch.
Brown was seen attempting to retrieve the ball from Williams, as well as laughing at him in the aftermath.
Many Welsh fans took to social media to call out his ‘unsporting’ behaviour.
It isn’t the first time Brown has been the subject of abuse on social media, with the England star revealing that he had been targeted online before England beat Wales 25-21 in last year's Six Nations championship, due to a clash with captain Sam Warburton on-field.
With this and his reaction to the match defining tackle, it’s clear that Mike Brown has become the player that Welsh fans love to hate.
The tackle was a defining moment in the match, along with controversial TMO decision that saw Gareth Anscombe denied a 23rd minute try.
Despite England’s relative dominance, Wales remained in touching distance for most of the game, and had the points been given, the game could have taken an entirely different course.
You can see a handful of the fallout below.
Unhappy rugby fans.
More gallingly for Welsh fans, Brown put in a fantastic performance during the 12-6 victory, later being named Man of the Match.
England have now made a perfect start to the tournament, after their 15-46 victory in Rome last weekend.
Wales beat Scotland on the first day, and will dust themselves off and aim to get back on track against Ireland on February 24 at the Aviva Stadium.News Now - Sport News