Toulon full-back Delon Armitage has been slammed by former and current players for his behaviour during Saturday’s Heineken Cup final win over Clermont.
En route to scoring the match-winning try in the 16-15 win, the former England full-back waved at Brock James as he went over for his try.
The incident drew criticism from former England hooker Brian Moore as well as Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans and Scotland duo Chris Cusiter and Max Evans.
Shortly after Armitage’s try, Moore expressed his disgust with the 29-year-old’s actions on Twitter.
“If a player did to me what Armitage has just done I’d have to chin him after the touchdown,” he tweeted.
Armitage later sent a sharp and strong response to Moore on Twitter.
Other players also gave their opinions with Evans tweeting: “Delon Armitage better hope Toulon win after that. #noclass#”
Cusiter tweeted: “Since when did the values of rugby include taunting an opponent in the act of scoring a try? Disgraceful.”
And Max Evans wrote: “Surprised Armitage hasn’t learnt a few things from such a class act in @JonnyWilkinson.”
Armitage is no stranger to controversy having verbally abused a doping officer and served suspensions for punching Northampton’s Stephen Myler and Bath’s Dave Attwood in on-field incidents.
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