Saturday, 12 November 2011

Recidivist

Following Delon Armitage's suspension from rugby this week for a fourth time in 11 months, his rap sheet for 2011 now reads as follows:

-         8 weeks for pushing a doping control officer;

-         3 weeks for punching Northampton’s Stephen Myler;

-         1 week for high tackle on Scotland's Chris Paterson;

-         5 weeks for dangerous tackle on Bath wing Tom Biggs and 3 weeks (to run concurrently) for kneeing lock Dave Attwood.

Armitage is fast becoming something of a recidivist and clearly suspensions have little effect as a deterrent. Perhaps it’s time to start hitting him where it hurts – in the pocket.

3 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I hear the RFU are good at handing out fines - but wait, he's not done anything serious enough like kissing an old friend - there you go then suspensions it will have to continue to be

Live Rugby Commentary said...

Apparently physical assault isn't as serious as doing the dirty on your partner while out on tour. How messed up are the RFU's principles?

Von said...

@ Live Rugby Commentary:
Or NOT doing the dirty on your partner, except in the warped fantasist minds of some grubby tabloid hacks.

Or being the victim of "entirely false" allegations (Rob Andrew's words).