A French rugby league player is facing a life-time ban after cold-cocking a referee who pulled a yellow card on him. The referee was knocked unconscious and suffered severe cheek and jawbone injuries.
The Saint-Esteve player, who has not been identified, has already been suspended for four matches this season for reckless behavior, according to St-Esteve president Christian Cozza.
The president of the French Federation, Marc Palanques, said that the hammer needs to be dropped on this gargantuan asshole:
“I hope that the National Disciplinary Commission, which will meet on Wednesday, will be uncompromising.”
Lifetime ban? We should be talking criminal assault charges here. Being a referee may be the most thankless job out there. Every decision you make comes with a boatload of bullshit from the opposing team, and sometimes a right hook to the money maker. No wonder Tim Donaghy bet on the games, the salary itself isn’t enough incentive to deal with the constant haranguing from these diva ass athletes. I stand with Donaghy.