Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, has voiced his disapproval of the treatment of Owen Farrell after the England fly-half decided to take a break from international rugby for mental health reasons. Farrell has chosen to sit out the upcoming Six Nations tournament in order to prioritize his own mental well-being and that of his family. This decision comes as a surprise following Farrell’s performance in leading England to a third-place finish at the World Cup. Despite his success, Farrell has faced criticism and scrutiny, particularly after being sent off in a warm-up game against Wales and subsequently serving a four-match ban. This treatment has led McCall to denounce the “shameful” treatment of Farrell, highlighting the importance of prioritizing mental health in professional sports.
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