A lot of bitterness towards a player who moves here, settles in, has a family here and fully intends to make England his permanent home. If he wants to represent England, and it means that much to him that he gets upset over it, then he's far more welcome to an England shirt than those who grudge wearing it. I don't think his shirt would end up on Ebay if he won one.
I think the international qualification rules are a bit suspect, same as for many other sports, but he meets them and is fully qualified to play if selected. If he turned out in an England shirt then he'd get the same respect from me as anyone else who accepts the privilege of being awarded one.
I think it's a multi layered issue.
- He's played rep football elsewhere
- He's a convicted violent criminal, and can't has visa/citizenship issues as a result
- He's acted violently, petulantly and cowardly on the field on more than one occasion
- He's got a reputation as a naughty boy around town
- He's tried to get away from the club he loves a number of times, Hull FC, St George and probably others
- He's been suspended by his own club for his behaviour
- He's not as good as the other options
Essentially he's generally not considered to be a nice chap, which is subjective and irrelevant to international selection, but added to the above it's easy to see why he's not a universally popular choice.