A younger rugby participant from Oakdale, South Wales, grew to become the goal of ridicule by on-line trolls for his physique, however the rugby world has rushed to his defence in assist.
The 12-year-old’s father would normally add photographs of him in motion however his newest put up was met with abuse which introduced him to clarify the state of affairs on social media.
“Needed to take away a put up from Fb as an fool commented saying my boy is just too ‘large’ to play beneath 12s and is not wholesome,” Mark Pugsley, the boy’s father, defined.
“If solely folks knew how exhausting he works to get fitter and the way low his confidence has been. Don’t fret Alfie I will at all times be your greatest fan.”
The put up from Mark rapidly went viral, and a number of rugby stars responded in a heart-warming method.
“Hello Mark, please present this to Alfie, I heard very related issues after I was youthful, Alfie hold working exhausting, you should have the final chuckle and I promise this expertise will make you a greater particular person later in your life. Hold smiling,” former rugby participant Alex Corbisiero wrote.
“Hey Alfie, you retain having a great deal of enjoyable & working exhausting mate, our stunning sport is for ALL genders, folks from ALL walks of life & additionally ALL shapes & sizes, hold that smile in your face brother & sustain the superior work,” two-time World Cup winner with New Zealand, Jerome Kaino, wrote.
“Alfie mate, you retain having fun with the rugby. All the time strive your finest, however at all times get pleasure from it. You are doing effectively, hold going. I will come alongside to ref certainly one of your video games at some point and can look ahead to it. Hold smiling my good friend,” legendary rugby referee Nigel Owens added.