Shaun Johnson Apologises To NZRL Fans After World Cup Loss
ICYMI, New Zealand were eliminated from the Rugby League World Cup after last week's 4-2 quarter-final defeat to Fiji.
Following the match, Shaun Johnson (who was used as a scapegoat for the loss) called out kiwi media & fans for their lack of support.
"I guess the most disappointing thing for me is that everyone who doubted us - the fans, the media - you got your way," he said.
The rugby league star took to Facebook to clarify his comments.
"Fam there's no one to blame for how things played out during this world cup other than ourselves," he wrote.
"Over the last couple days i've seen the reaction and what's been said so I have to set the record straight."
"We are responsible for the two good performances and we are responsible for the two poor ones..No one else," he continued.
"We own that and have to live with the disappointment and embarrasment of being part of the worst kiwis team in RLWC history for the rest of our lives."
"Immediately following the loss to Fiji I was told I had media," he added.
"Rattled from what had just happened I said something that came across completely wrong, implying that the fans are to blame for how we played and that they would be satisfied. I f--ked up."
"Anyone who knows me knows that's not and and never will be me. I take full responsibility for my performances good or bad."
Shaun also took to Instagram to apologise for the team's loss:
"Apologies NZ. Brighter days are around the corner."
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