Ricky Gervais sends message to Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow

Comedian Ricky Gervais has sent a message of support to Rob Burrow after the Leeds Rhinos legend was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last month.

Gervais posted a video message with a difference after being approached by Burrows’ former teammate Stevie Ward on Twitter to “say a few words.”

The result was a short, quick-witted put down clip, at Ward’s expense, which ended in Gervais saying, “Here’s a few words – tell your mate Stevie to keep his good idea to himself in future. Cheers.”

The clip appears to have gone down well with both Burrow and Ward who both went on to tweet their appreciation for the response

This is what happens when I try to do something for my pal @Rob7Burrow. @rickygervais’ DONE with Hollywood. He’s finished off @apple and @amazon. Then he comes for little old Leeds and our funny shaped balls…
Stitch up…
-https://t.co/QdzokHOj4P pic.twitter.com/pdO6E7F8o1

Ward on Twitter said: “This is what happens when I try to do something for my pal Rob Burrow. Ricky Gervais’ DONE with Hollywood. He’s finished off Apple and Amazon. Then he comes for little old Leeds and our funny shaped balls… Stitch up…”

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