Wests Tigers chairman’s extraordinary spray at a 50-year fan of the club and podcaster as one of the troubled outfit’s stars Luke Brooks faces being dropped for the first time in his profession
- Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis has labelled long run supporter ‘disgraceful’
- Followed Tigers fan Rob Bechara inviting the chairman to talk on his fan podcast
- On the subject, Tigers additionally in turmoil, with simply three wins up to now in 2022 NRL season
- Halfback Luke Brooks is about to be dropped after sequence of sub-par performances
Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis has delivered a savage spray at a fan and passionate podcaster, labelling the 50-year supporter ‘disgraceful, hypocritical and intimidating’.
A fired up Hagipantelis despatched Tigers tragic Rob Bechara – who co-hosts the in style Westslife podcast – a extremely aggressive textual content, stating: ‘The venom with which you spew forth your abuse is disconcerting if not disgraceful.’
It got here after Bechara, who has lengthy been vocal in his criticism of the three way partnership outfit, invited Hagipantelis to offer a proper of reply as to why the club is seemingly in freefall.
The Tigers chairman was in no temper to interact with Bechara, who claims his podcast attracts 3000 downloads a week.
‘What may presumably persuade me to go in your podcast given the vitriol and abuse you might have directed to the Wests Tigers on the whole however to people inside the organisation specifically?’ Hagipantelis wrote in a long-winded textual content message.
Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis has delivered a spray for the ages at a fan and passionate podcaster, labelling the 50-year supporter ‘disgraceful and intimidating’
Tigers supporter Rob Bechara, who runs a in style club podcast, shared a long-winded textual content message from Lee Hagipantelis on his Twitter web page after he provided the chairman a proper of reply in relation to the flagging fortunes of the NRL club
‘How you name your self a fan of the club is obscure. You do nothing however criticise. I’ve by no means seen you put up something constructive about the club.
‘We should not proof against authentic criticism. But the venom with which you spew forth your abuse is disconcerting if not disgraceful.’
Hagipantelis wasn’t completed but, calling out Bechara for not being a paying club member.
‘I recognize those that are ready to financially decide to the club, like I do,’ the textual content continued.
‘As to your form invitation to look in your podcast, I decline so to comfortably proceed with venting your spleen, which clearly appeases your should be related.
‘You are completely entitled to your opinion, but it surely carries no weight in any way. It might have for those who had even dedicated to grow to be a member and put your money the place your mouth is. You do not even do this.’
Bechara wasn’t intimidated by Hagipantelis’ selection phrases, labelling the textual content message ‘fairly derogatory’ earlier than stating we (the followers) are ‘appearing as the opposition making an attempt to maintain these guys (Tigers board) in examine’…and that ‘we should always (at all times) be on the similar web page’.
Bechara disregarded the criticism, asking why fed up Wests Tigers followers ought to settle for continued mediocrity
On the subject, the Tigers are additionally a rabble, with Luke Brooks set to be dropped for the first time in his NRL profession forward of the spherical 16 conflict versus the Warriors attributable to poor kind
It is simply the newest drama to engulf the struggling NRL club, and comes as halfback Luke Brooks is about to be dropped for the first time in his profession, which has spanned 185 video games.
Interim coach Brett Kimmorley is poised to pick out Adam Doueihi and Jackson Hastings in the halves for the spherical 16 conflict versus the Warriors in Auckland on July 3.
Brooks, who made his first grade debut in 2013, is about to play NSW Cup with Western Suburbs in a bid to achieve some a lot wanted confidence in his game.
The Tigers – and their lengthy struggling supporters – have endured yet one more season to overlook.
Once once more they will not play finals footy, having gained simply three video games throughout 15 rounds this yr.