England’s scandal hit Rugby World Cup has taken another twist for the worst after it was confirmed that three players, James Haskell, Dylan Hartley and Chris Ashton, have been forced to apologize to a young hotel worker after they had shouted lewd comments and filmed her at their hotel base in Dundein
It is the second off the field scandal to hit the English team after captain Mike Tindell admitted misleading officials about his night with a mystery woman in Quuenstown a number of weeks ago.
An angry Johnston has admitted that he is angry with his players with the off the field headlines but has stated that Aston, Hartley et al have apologized for their behavior.
“t is not great and that is why I am angry with the players.
“I let them know that what they have done has left me sitting here now talking about this rather than talking about rugby.
“I think if you have seen the [newspaper] article, what they thought was humour has clearly not been taken that way by the girl involved,” Johnson continued.
“We apologised at the time. They now realise they stepped over the mark and they had no idea how upset she subsequently became.
“I spoke to the hotel manager and apologised to him and his staff, and the guys formally apologised.
“We investigated the fact fully and I have reprimanded them for their behaviour.”