James Haskell has come under fire following his appearance on This Morning today (January 28).
But just moments into the interview, viewers were far from impressed with a joke made by James.
James Haskell appears on This Morning
Dermot asked: “So, why did you decide to start the podcast?”
James responded: “Well we’re such good friends like Leroy and the policeman, best of friends.”
Mike commented: “I’ve just been getting some tips off Leroy about how to maybe sort James out. Not so close.”
James added: “Tindall wants to shoot me and then wants me to forgive him. Oh I forgot we are on This Morning, sorry.”
Alison and Dermot laughed off the comments, as it was put down to “rugby humour”.
It came after a previous segment featuring James Seymour and Leroy Smith.
Leroy, who was formerly a drug dealer, admitted to shooting two constables in Brixton in 1994.
He fired three shots, with one hitting James in the back.
But in an unlikely twist of events, the two men are now friends following Leroy’s prison sentence.
How did This Morning viewers respond to James’ comment?
However, viewers appeared unimpressed as James poked fun at their story.
While Mike also made a remark, it was his podcast co-host who mainly came under on Twitter.
One viewer shared: “Found James Haskell out of order making fun of the previous guests. What an idiot #thismorning @jameshaskell.”
— Michael Ward (@MickyWard) January 28, 2022
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Another tweeted: “Oh dear. James Haskell and Mike Tindall totally making a mockery of the previous item with the guy that shot a policeman.
“Still, rugby banter is allowed yeah? FFS #ThisMorning #Privilege.”
The user added: “I’m sorry, I’ve just watched it back again. [Bleeping] disgusting. This needs addressing on air. Sort it out. #ThisMorning.”
Sort it out!
A third wrote: “What a [bleep] taking the piss out of the previous guests, James Haskell is such a [bleep] #ThisMorning.”
In addition, a fourth said: “Total [bleep] move. At least that fella has turned his life around. Haskell should have a word with himself.”
A fifth commented: “@ThisMorning no apology for the awful behaviour of James Haskell and Mike Tindall towards your previous guest? Or too afraid to offend those two muppets?”
— Renata Harvey (@RenHarvey) January 28, 2022
A sixth sarcastically added: “@jameshaskell great joke about the last guests. My sides were splitting from it… Muppet!”
However, others appeared to love James’ appearance on the show.
One said: “@jameshaskell needs to be host on @thismorning what a guy! Beast on the pitch, comic off it.”
Another shared: “Love these 2 @jameshaskell @miketindall13 #ThisMorning.”
ED! has approached James’ representative for comment.
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