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 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.