Support for Bevan French after his 'put that on me' remark

Team-mates and fans rallied behind Bevan French after he blamed himself for Wigan's Grand Final defeat.

Sunday, 29th November 2020, 9:37 am
Updated Sunday, 29th November 2020, 9:40 am
Bevan French after the game

The dazzling full-back wrote on social media: "Put that on me Wigan."

With the score locked 4-4, French was beaten to a bobbling ball in the ingoal by Jack Welsby who touched down for a dramatic watch-winning try.

Writing on Instagram, French said: "Still surreal what happened... of course you're entitled to your opinion and you can say what you want. Put that on me, Wigan.

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"I promise I'll come back bigger and better next year and do my best to bring back some silverware."

Hundreds of people rushed to show their support to the Australian, who was one of Wigan's best in Friday night's defeat and played a vital role in their league-topping campaign.

Centre Zak Hardaker wrote: "Love you brother, wouldn't be here without you."

Willie Isa wrote:"We'll go again, got ya bro."

Jackson Hastings wrote: "Don't be stupid bra we don't make it without ya, head up let's go again."

Australia RU international Kurtley Beale wrote: "The bounce of the ball cuz, it's footy. Head up. Congrats on a great year."

Former Wigan media manager Tim Fisher wrote: "Desperately unlucky with that bounce of the ball."

Fan Rachel Garry wrote: "You had a belting match, you should be proud."

Wigan Stormtrooper said the bounce was just "bad luck", adding: "You've been the most outstanding player of Super League all season. If Faz hadn't been equally as brilliant you would've smashed the Man of Steel table."

A screengrab of French's post was also shared on Twitter.

Simon Lenagan, son of Wigan chairman Ian, wrote: "Unnecessary - but says it all about the man."

Supporter Alex Graham wrote: "Absolutely no need for Bevan French to post this. It's been a privilege to watch this bloke play for Wigan and produce freakish entertainment in the hadest of years. I can only thank him."