It’s official, Chris Sandow has quit Warrington Wolves.
The 27-year-old shocked everyone by quitting the Super League club on Monday, allegedly texting his agent to say he wouldn’t be coming back to the UK.
Needless to say, Rugby League tweeters were all quick to react to the shocking news, with Warrington fans particularly unimpressed with their former hero.
— Aaron Mahoney (@AaronMahoney86) November 21, 2016
@Sandow_7 thanks pal, just bought a shirt for my lad for xmas and had your name and number on it ??
— Matt Drinkwater (@mattydrink75) November 21, 2016
Even professional athletes were getting involved. 2004 Olympian Joel Brunker said the NRL should block Sandow from returning following his treatment of the club.
So this Chris Sandow bloke just walks out on his club without a word. I hope the NRL block him from coming back. #unprofessional
— Aussie Joel Brunker (@JoelBrunker) November 22, 2016
Other fans were a bit more sympathetic, including Wolves fan Terry.
— Terry (@wwolves02) November 22, 2016
Around an hour after the news was confirmed, TotalRL had the exclusive reaction from Warrington’s head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith, who described Sandow as a “pain in the proverbial”. It didn’t go unnoticed…
— KarenR (@kazzwoodward) November 21, 2016
@rlworld brilliant words from Smith and not one player is more important than the club.
— Paul (@paulj_carey) November 22, 2016
— Brian Davies (@BrianDavies12) November 21, 2016
Tony smith has just basically sat there and gone ‘sandow who I don’t care for him’ ??? that guy ???
— Amy Bredin (@aymeebredin) November 21, 2016
TS almost seems glad to be rid, labelling Sandow as ‘unreliable’. If Tony Smith is okay with the departure then I’m alright with it #ISWT
— Sadie Hazeldine (@SadieJayne_92) November 21, 2016