I am quite happy with the level of coverage for the great Global game of RU in relation to this incident, after all it's not really a RU incident at all.
I agree Flowers got off very lightly not ending up with a criminal conviction, if he had done that off the pitch he would most likely have been banged up and not just have got a £300 fine and a 6 month ban.
Never mind all that Tiny - the question is, did you sign the petition seeking the release of Sol from his incarceration at the hands of the people who run your beloved sport?
Out of curiosity I typed in "ben flowers assault" and Google came up with 544,000 results. When I typed in "manu tuilagi assault" and Google came up with 445.000 results. Not sure if they are rounded up or how these figures are calculated (maybe they use the RFU calculator)
I know that this is far from definitive but seeing as Flowers has had a 7 month head start the Tuilagi story is catching up quite well in terms of coverage.
The union calculator always works in favour of union - that is why they invented it.
I did that and got 633,000 results. I then bothered to get his name right and got 822,000 results. Searching Manu Tuilagi assault gave 303,000 results.
I also think that what Tiny and many of his union cohorts (deliberately) ignore is the fact that union gets acres and acres of extremely positive coverage in the media at international, club and individual player level. A negative union story is relatively muted.
Conversely, Rugby is hardly ever considered newsworthy until the media has something negative to report and then suddenly Rugby becomes headline news way, way out of proportion with what it generates under normal circumstances. Conspiracy? You betcha!