Six Nations: Gregor Townsend ‘disappointed’ by Eddie Jones abuse

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Gregor Townsend said he was disappointed to see the abuse suffered by England coach Eddie Jones at the hands of Scotland fans following his side’s Calcutta Cup win.

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Jones revealed last week that he feared for his safety after being targeted with verbal and physical abuse while catching a train from Edinburgh to Manchester on the morning after England’s defeat at Murrayfield.

Scotland coach Townsend said: “Look, it was really disappointing to see that.

“Anybody that gets verbally abused like that, it’s terrible to see, especially when it’s someone involved in our sport and a fellow coach. So it was not good to see and hopefully that’ll never happen again.

“No-one deserves that. I thought the way England handled it, which would have been a big disappointment for their players, to how they spoke after the game, to the coach - showed they were good losers as well as being very good winners over the last couple of years.”

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend. Picture: SNS

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend. Picture: SNS

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