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"Never lose hope", the world of rugby in support of a young player mocked for his overweight


LE SCAN SPORT – The All Blacks and the XV of France as well as a rain of stars from the world of rugby wanted to support Alfie, a teenager mocked for his physique after the publication of a photo on social networks.

Ruthless social networks. Last weekend, a father posted a picture on Facebook of his son, Alfie, on a rugby pitch in Wales. A photo that was the subject of an inappropriate comment from a user pointing to the overweight teenager alongside his friends and teammates. Reactions that prompted the father to withdraw his publication. “

I had to remove a post from Facebook because a comment from an idiot said my son was too fat to play with the under-12s and was not in good enough shape. If only people knew how hard he works to lose weight and how bad his self-confidence is. Don't worry Alfie I will always be your biggest fan

,” the dad wrote.

A touching message of support that caused a chain reaction on social networks.

Many personalities from the world of rugby have joined forces to defend the boy in turn.

The most prestigious institution of the oval, the All Blacks, thus encouraged Alfie with a short message: “

You are a chef Alfie, continue like that my boy.

“The account of the English XV also contributed:”

Continue what you are doing Alfie, rugby is for everyone!

followed by a host of big-name players, including Welsh rugby star Liam Brian Williams.


Alfie, keep working boy!"

As long as you're having fun, that's all that matters.


Massive (referee Nigel Owens, New Zealander Jérôme Kaino, Welsh rugby legend Jonathan Davies and several clubs), the mobilization went beyond the simple framework of the oval ball.

Ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, to name a few, has brought some solace to the boy at his level.

In France too, the fate of Alfie moved.

Starting with the French Federation which addressed the teenager “

Alfie, we are behind you.

Be proud of who you are, because you are amazing.

Be proud because you have the most wonderful dad in the world.

Remember, whoever you are, wherever you are, we will welcome you.

Rugby is for everyone.

We love you

”, could we read on the official Twitter account of France Rugby.

Alfie, I was told all my youth that I was too small, too thin, too thin.

When I read your dad's post my heart aches.

Never lose hope.

Believe in your dreams.

Your dad is your number one fan.

I am the second,

“wrote with the right words Matthieu Jalibert one of the players of the XV of France.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-01-25

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