New South Wales players have joined the growing chorus of criticism to an article grilling Queensland debutant Tim Glasby where the Melbourne prop was labelled a “nobody” by The Daily Telegraph.
“I saw that and thought it was really poor form,” Wade Graham said.
“To play at this level a lot of hard work and dedication has gone into it and to achieve his dream, it should be a cause for celebration for him and his family.
“For his family to have to read that, they should be able to celebrate a lifetime’s dedication.”
Many others came out in defence of Glasby:
Some peanut head from the tele should be shown the door.. wonder why a big percentage of nrl players suffer from depression and anxiety— bryce gibbs (@bryceegibbs) June 13, 2017
We are proud of Tim Glasby & his selection for QLD along with all the other players'. It has come through great sacrifice & professionalism. pic.twitter.com/sTtHbutjoL— Clint Newton (@c_newton11) June 13, 2017
I feel for Tim Glasby re the negative chat. The bloke is making his Origin debut. It's a proud moment for him and his family.— Nathan Ryan (@Nath_Ryan) June 12, 2017
Hope he has a great game. Terrible article, Easy to sit & type! But people work there whole life for a moment like this. Go well mate! pic.twitter.com/07PiKpi9Dc— Jackson Hastings (@JackoHastings) June 13, 2017