Ireland’s Leah Lyons responds to abuse from terraces.

Ireland International Leah Lyons has responded to the verbal abuse she suffered while representing her country in their Six Nations win over Wales in Donnybrook on Sunday.

https://twitter.com/LEAH__LYONZ/status/968186604522270722

The Cork woman took to social media yesterday to reveal that she was called a ‘heifer’ by one supporter in the stands who had been seated within earshot of her family.

Lyons wrote: “Poor choice of wording in the crowd (Irish) yesterday… Heifer in relating to myself.

“You are seated three rows away from my family, who heard you and surrounded by young children – girls and boys – who are all shapes and sizes.

“Rugby is a game for all. No one is perfect, I realise I’m an example of that, but have a bit of respect! Good to hear that someone in the crowd gave you a flake of a flag and told you to be quiet.

“Ain’t got nothing good to say, say nothing at all.”

Among the positive replies to her response was Welsh captain Caryl Thomas who expressed her support for Lyons, stating that ‘rugby is for everyone’.

https://twitter.com/Caryl_Elin/status/968389943818153984

https://twitter.com/MelissaMardon/status/968157197065736192

https://twitter.com/freewoman86/status/968074651963412480