Johnny Sexton blasted by fans and players for playacting

first_imgTuesday Mar 22, 2016 Johnny Sexton blasted by fans and players for playacting Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton has felt the full wrath of the media and fans, but more significantly current and former players after his playacting against Scotland on Saturday. Sexton was flipped illegally, but his football style theatrics did not go unnoticed.Scotland centre Alex Dunbar flipped the Irish number ten over in a dangerous manner, but the way that Sexton reacted to it is what has annoyed so many.Most agreed with the decision to yellow card him, although former England captain Mike Tindall had a different take on it, saying: “Sometimes this game annoys me, penalty I could have lived with there but it’s not a yellow especially with Sexton’s play acting”Sexton hit the ground, appealed to the referee and then held his head, even though he clearly didn’t land on it. A yellow card was the result, but Sexton’s actions have copped him a lot of flak.Poor from Sexton, appealing for it then going down holding his head like a footballer.— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) March 19, 2016As soon as it happened, Scotland scrumhalf Peter Horne could be heard telling referee Pascal Gauzere “He’s milking it”, while off the field, the condemnation continued on twitter.Since then, Ireland teammate CJ Stander has said that there is no way that someone like Sexton would fake injury. “He’s a tough player and he will never milk a penalty like that.“I’ve got massive respect for him. It’s not something he will do. If he’s injured, he has to sit down, and it happened. He always gets marked and it’s tough on a player like that because he always gets the big tackles, after the ball.. This is rugby, you don’t milk it – if you have an injury, you lie down.”Former professional player Liam Toland also defended Sexton, from an interesting angle.“I would certainly forgive him for his act. If anyone in northern rugby has an entitlement to throw his hands up and have a tantrum it is him. He has been absolutely brutalised in the Six Nations.”View more cringeworthy examples of play-acting in the Related Posts below thisAnimated gif on page two if above loops don’t workGive it a few seconds to load..ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Harvard team helps produce city of Boston’s first Cyclist Safety Report

first_img Read Full Story Researchers from several Harvard Schools and initiatives were instrumental in developing the city of Boston’s first Cyclist Safety Report released on May 15, 2013 by Mayor Tom Menino. The report examined four years of bicycle crash incident data supplied by Boston Police and Boston EMS that will now inform city officials in their continued efforts to make Boston’s roadways safer for vulnerable users.Dahianna Lopez, a Ph.D. student in health policy at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, conducted the bicycled and pedestrian injury research as part of her dissertation. Lopez received funding from the Boston Area Research Initiative (sponsored in part by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study) and was advised David Hemenway, professor of healthy policy and director of the Harvard Injury Control Center at the Harvard School of Public Health. Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science also provided an in-kind computer scientist to assist with data manipulation.Key findings showed injured cyclists are less likely to be wearing a helmet than the average cyclists, a majority of incidents that resulted in injury involved motor vehicles, pedestrians comprised only 2-3% of incidents and injuries in all cyclist incidents, and key behavioral factors associated with accidents included cyclists not stopping at red lights or stop signs, cyclists riding into oncoming traffic, drivers not seeing cyclists and drivers/passengers opening doorsThe city used the report to develop a series of recommendations to improve safety including helmet use, targeted safety and education campaigns, and a focus on specialized enforcement in “hot-spots.”last_img read more

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