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Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Funnies - Ref gets smashed for wearing pink

Friday Funnies - Ref gets smashed for wearing pink

As we've seen on more than one occasion, being a referee comes with a few occupational hazards. While they should be light on their feet, aware of their positioning and generally one step ahead, occasionally they get it wrong.

Irish referee George Clancy [edit] got himself in a bad position when officiating last weekend's Heineken Cup game between London Irish and Ospreys, resulting in a pretty solid tackle from Exiles center Seilala Mapusua.

In fairness it looked as though Clancy got in the way because it was such a quick pickup off the base from Ospreys number eight Jonathan Thomas. If you watch carefully you'll see how referee Clancy, wearing bright pink on the night, turned and basically ran head-on into the collision.

To his credit, he bounced straight back up and showed little ill-effects from the knock that was actually one of the bigger hits we've seen ref's take over the years.

It's only a short clip as there were no replays at the time, but it was requested and we figured some of you might find some mild amusement in it. Have a great weekend.

Posted at 5:58 pm | 38 comments

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 7:42 pm

FROSTIES!

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 7:42 pm

FROSTIES!

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 7:43 pm

RFSIT !!!!!

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 7:43 pm

RFSIT !!!!!

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Chris Nicolson January 21, 2011 7:47 pm

Mr Mapusua, you have the thanks of every Glasgow Warriors fan!

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Chris Nicolson January 21, 2011 7:47 pm

Mr Mapusua, you have the thanks of every Glasgow Warriors fan!

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Ed January 21, 2011 8:03 pm

cags1958111Hey! Who was first back on his feet?
Mapuosa is a wimp. The ref owns him.

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Ed January 21, 2011 8:03 pm

cags1958111Hey! Who was first back on his feet?
Mapuosa is a wimp. The ref owns him.

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Ed January 21, 2011 8:08 pm

Sorry about the google password. Already changed!

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Ed January 21, 2011 8:08 pm

Sorry about the google password. Already changed!

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Schmiddy January 21, 2011 9:50 pm

Weak hit. Mapusua pulled out of it at the last second.

I wonder what he was saying to the ref after he got up?

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Schmiddy January 21, 2011 9:50 pm

Weak hit. Mapusua pulled out of it at the last second.

I wonder what he was saying to the ref after he got up?

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 10:03 pm

Having run in to one of his tackles before, believe me, it hurts :L

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 10:03 pm

Having run in to one of his tackles before, believe me, it hurts :L

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 10:26 pm

Shame on Sky. They should've showed that in super super slo-mo, over and over again.

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 10:26 pm

Shame on Sky. They should've showed that in super super slo-mo, over and over again.

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 10:39 pm

I thought the referee was George Clancy.

Unless James Jones managed to get from Glasgow to Reading in 15 minutes after refereeing the Warriors-Wasps game.

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 10:39 pm

I thought the referee was George Clancy.

Unless James Jones managed to get from Glasgow to Reading in 15 minutes after refereeing the Warriors-Wasps game.

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dutchrugbyplayer January 21, 2011 10:54 pm

I kind of like the pink tops, makes the refs look kinda...sexy?...

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dutchrugbyplayer January 21, 2011 10:54 pm

I kind of like the pink tops, makes the refs look kinda...sexy?...

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 11:07 pm

hahhahhahaha yes!

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Anonymous January 21, 2011 11:07 pm

hahhahhahaha yes!

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Flooz January 22, 2011 2:56 am

ohh yes dutchrugbyplayer, i like a man in pink ;)

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Flooz January 22, 2011 2:56 am

ohh yes dutchrugbyplayer, i like a man in pink ;)

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Stubby January 22, 2011 6:58 am

the biggest hit was the knee to the side of the head. needed a new ref.

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Stubby January 22, 2011 6:58 am

the biggest hit was the knee to the side of the head. needed a new ref.

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Flipje January 22, 2011 8:52 am

Good Hit.

First I thought a bit high but the replay cleared my doubt....


Is Guazzini official Hcup sponsor for the referees?

Any reported lost leopard or one breast naked women during the game??????

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Flipje January 22, 2011 8:52 am

Good Hit.

First I thought a bit high but the replay cleared my doubt....


Is Guazzini official Hcup sponsor for the referees?

Any reported lost leopard or one breast naked women during the game??????

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Anonymous January 22, 2011 10:23 am

Poor Title!

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Anonymous January 22, 2011 10:23 am

Poor Title!

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Alexander January 22, 2011 3:40 pm

lol flooz

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Alexander January 22, 2011 3:40 pm

lol flooz

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Anonymous January 23, 2011 12:51 pm

lach de ballen uit mn broek

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Anonymous January 23, 2011 12:51 pm

lach de ballen uit mn broek

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Anonymous January 24, 2011 10:52 am

Pink is a girls colour, no wonder the "Ref gets smashed for wearing pink".
Was there an interview after the game with Mapasua where he said he targeted the ref for wearing a certain colour?

Stupid headline.

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Anonymous January 24, 2011 10:52 am

Pink is a girls colour, no wonder the "Ref gets smashed for wearing pink".
Was there an interview after the game with Mapasua where he said he targeted the ref for wearing a certain colour?

Stupid headline.

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simont January 24, 2011 11:31 am

It's a bit more interesting than 'Mapusua tackles the referee'. Big deal, it's still a funny clip :)

I like how Clancy took it so well and both of them just got up and got on with it.

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simont January 24, 2011 11:31 am

It's a bit more interesting than 'Mapusua tackles the referee'. Big deal, it's still a funny clip :)

I like how Clancy took it so well and both of them just got up and got on with it.

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