Salford half-back Jackson Hastings has called on the media to stop “following and antagonising” Ben Barba after footage emerged showing the former Saints player being confronted by a reporter.
“Leave him alone mate!” said Hastings.
“He’s paid the price and lost it all.
“Don’t go following and antagonising him to get a reaction and make out he’s reacting for no reason.
“We talk about mental health and suicide but yet we are happy to continue this through the media.
Leave him alone mate! He’s payed the price and lost it all, Don’t go following and antagonising him then get a reaction and make it out like he’s reacting for no reason.
We talk about mental health and suicide but yet we are happy to continue this through the media. Enough. https://t.co/aLoaXLaPG6
— Jackson Hastings (@JackoHastings) March 12, 2019
I DO Not want to see or read that Ben Barba has taken his life, because if the media carry on with this campaign against him that could happen when he is in a very dark and upsetting state of mind. Please just leave him alone now to recover and provide for his wife and family. https://t.co/vq2undozd3
— LouiseWoodwardStyles (@MsCityRedGirl) March 12, 2019