Jackson Hastings asks Fox Sports to stop broadcasting footage of his horror leg snap
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Jackson Hastings has asked for Fox Sports to stop replaying footage of his horrific leg snap.
The Wests Tigers star suffered a season-ending injury during his side's clash victory over the Brisbane Broncos.
A hip-drop tackle courtesy of Broncos forward Patrick Carrigan resulted in a huge amount of force being placed on Hastings' let, causing it to break.
Carrigan has since been punished for the dangerous move, slapped with a four-game suspension.
Footage of the awful incident was posted online with a number of rugby league fans either sharing it or commenting.
The moment was also discussed on Fox Sports' NRL360 show with Hastings' Tigers teammate Adam Doueihi featuring as a guest.
According to the Daily Mail, replays of Hastings' injury was shown around 13 times at various angles – a move which angered Hastings himself as he's forced the relive the ordeal.
Upon seeing the vision, Hastings tweeted: "I'd love for @FOXNRL to stop showing my leg getting snapped every night.
"It's done, the player has been suspended. No one, especially myself and my family want to keep seeing / reliving it every time an ad or show comes on. Move on."
I’d love for @FOXNRL to stop showing my leg getting snapped every night.— Jackson Hastings (@JackoHastings) August 9, 2022
It’s done, the player has been suspended. No one, especially myself and my family want to keep seeing / reliving it everytime an add or show comes on. Move on.
In a previous episode of NRL360, shortly after Hastings' injury, The Daily Telegraph's Paul Kent urged the NRL to “stand up and show some balls” when addressing hip-drop tackles in rugby league.
“Why’s it even in the game?,” he asked.
“This is what gives me the sh**s. These tackles come into the game that clearly cause injuries and rather than the first coach that sees it, identifies it and says ‘you know what guys, we’re not doing this — get it out,’ they all look around the league and see other clubs doing it so say ‘we’re going to have to do it because you get an extra three seconds in the play the ball.’
“Forget about poor Jackson Hastings, who’s now got five months with his leg in a cast and now has to go through rehab. That’s the price they’re willing to pay these guys.
“The game’s got to stand up and show some balls and actually get it out of the game.
“If Carrigan gets a two-week or three-week penalty, which is what he’s going to ask for, then you just may as well throw it all away and say ‘you know what guys, do your best... take a baseball bat out with you next time.’
“It’s just a joke.”