Do you honestly believe that he is innocent? He is looking no where near Tom Youngs (yes, my mistake) and directly at Barnes when the immortal words are spoken. You have to ask the question of how he expected to get away with it with such a juvenile excuse.
ESPN show the replay without audio, but its blatantly obvious who Hartley directed the insult at, and it was not Tom Wood. This man has a long history of indiscipline and fully deserves the sanction. From junior rugby upwards, respect for the referee is instilled into the players and is part of what makes rugby union the great game we all enjoy today.
Mr poite has to be the worst ref on he circuit. How many penalties did wales concede especially in the first half and no sign of a yellow card. At one stage wales played a ball from the base of a ruck 8 seconds after he had called for them to play it, Sean O'Brien was penalised for a late tackle when he was clearly commited and yes Best had come in from the gate. They are just a few examples of what a terrible ref that man is, i have yet to see him have a good game as an official, maybe he should concentrate more on growing his beard.