So, Welsh referee Hugh Watkins makes a fairly tame “Sorry, that’s a shocker” comment on Twitter about a refereeing decision in a Sevens match. Result? A 12 week ban (and his subsequent retirement from the game in disgust).
Meanwhile Stade Français scrum-half Jerome Fillol spits in an opponent’s
face. Result? A ban only 2 weeks longer than that given to Watkins.
And to cap it all Munster lock Paul O’Connell recklessly kicks an opponent in
the head, knocking him unconscious. Result? No case to answer.