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    I am a little surprised the ref played on He's turned and is looking straight at the incident:


    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/972221797000134656
    Last edited by Marc Wakeham; 09-03-18 at 22:03.

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    Pathetic! Red card for that? Bath player milked it like a primadonna footballer. Penalty and talking to, that’s all.
    What is the game coming to?
    I would be more tempted to card the players rushing in to escalate the situation.
    Keep smiling!

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    It think the tow have to be treated as indiviual acts.


    1 A Headbut - For me a red card everytime

    2 the over reaction - Unacceptable and possibly worthy of a "word" or a card.

    I find it odd that a referee can find a headbut anything other than a red.

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    RC is fine, can't lead with the head.
    Talk to the Bath player, there was little need to react like that, but it's not really worth a card itself.

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    Ive read this being described as a placement of the forehead rather than a head butt.
    I've now seen it.
    It may not be the most vicious... but its a headbut.

    RC.

    Twat.

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    When you read "Headbutt" you think of something more vicious than this, however he clearly moved his head towards the opposition player with the intention of making contact, albeit not very vicious contact, so it has to be a RC.

    Bath player should't be yapping at the ref but a quiet word would be sufficient and not a YC in my book.

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    Bath player seemed to start it so I might well have given him a YC too.

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post
    .... I find it odd that a referee can find a headbut anything other than a red.
    But there are headbutts and headbutts.

    A headbutt which leaves a victims nose broken is one thing, but as "headbutts" go this must surely be one of the mildest any of us have seen - in fact I wouldn't call it a headbutt.

    I'm going out on a limb here, but personally I would have given a PK or possibly a PK and a

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    Default Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    Where a headbut comes on the "Index of Head butting" is not my issue. That is for the hearing to decide L / M / H. It is for me to decide if a headbut (of any severity) occured.

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    Post Re: Red Card in Northampton V Bath

    Tuesday’s hearing had this to say:
    [He] will be free to play again from 27 March."Contact was minimal," chair of the panel Gareth Graham said.
    "No injury was caused. Unlike other offences involving a strike to the head, there is no mandatory entry point for a strike with the head to the head of an opponent.
    "Having had the benefit of hearing from the player and from Mr Catt, the panel had no hesitation in finding that the action merited a low-end entry point, which carries with it a four-week sanction.
    "The panel was impressed by the player's record, both on and off the field, and his remorse was obvious; he clearly satisfied the requirements to receive the full 50% reduction by way of mitigation."

    Does beg the question, what is the point of having a minimum sanction of 4 weeks? if you turn around and say he can play again in a couple of weeks.
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