Court summons four men following abuse of England coach Eddie Jones

England coach Eddie Jones was abused following a train trip from Edinburgh to Manchester
England coach Eddie Jones was abused following a train trip from Edinburgh to Manchester
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Four men have been summoned to appear in court following a verbal abuse on England coach Eddie Jones in February.

The incident happened in Manchester on 25th of the month following his train trip from Edinburgh after England's 25-13 defeat to Scotland in the recently concluded Six Nations Championship.

The 58-year-old was approached by the four men for a photograph before things turned sour and was abused as he was waiting for his car.

The four men - three from Edinburgh while the other from South Queensferry - will appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 16th May after they were reported for a Public Order Offence.

It was reported that Jones' travel to Manchester was for attending an English Premier League match at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Chelsea.

"I'm a human being. I don't consider myself any different from anyone else, so for me to travel on public transport I thought was OK. But I'll make sure I won't in future. It's as simple as that," Jones said after the incident that he will refrain from public transport.

"I can't because it was shown on Sunday what happens when I do. That's the world we live in. I was massively surprised. It wasn't comfortable."

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