SHOOTING STAR: Aussie footballer Jarryd Hayne’s gridiron future looks uncertain, but fans are convinced he’ll come back.
SHOOTING STAR: Aussie footballer Jarryd Hayne’s gridiron future looks uncertain, but fans are convinced he’ll come back. Tony Avelar

Downing of Hayne plane met with sarcasm and indifference

IF YOU, like many other people, have grown weary of hearing the latest development in the fledgling gridiron career of Jarryd Hayne, then you may want to stop reading this column now.

The Hayne plane has bit turbulence after a meteoric rise to the pinnacle of this confusing American pastime, but that doesn't mean his days of sporting the helmet and knickerbockers are over.

Word is that this talented Australian sportsman could end up playing for one of the 31 other teams in the NFL competition, despite the obvious challenges in adjusting to a foreign sport.

QT Facebook followers mostly responded with a mixture of sarcasm and indifference to the news.

Lesley Roberts didn't seem too surprised: "Well that didn't last long, did it?"

Brett Goodlet said the whole Hayne experiment smelt like a publicity exercise: "Always was a marketing stunt. He never was going to make it big in NFL."

While Steve Leese added: "Finally, now can we stop being bombarded in the news about an underperforming participant in a sport that very few people actually have any interest in."

Not everyone wanted to stick the boot into poor old Hayne.

Dale Smith suggested the Hayne plane shouldn't be grounded for too long: "Go to a club that appreciates talent instead of misusing it Jarryd. There's a reason they are last on their ladder, a coach with no idea and a quarterback who doesn't know how to throw a ball.



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