I saw a comment on an article on l'equipe saying that Dupuy shouldn't have been banned because he clearly didn't gouge Ferris and just rubbed his face with his palm. That comment got about 20 likes and 2 dislikes. When arguably the most obvious case of gouging in rugby history with damning video evidence to support it is simply denied or belittled by the majority (in this case at least) of French people in general, then it's difficult to take the anti-French conspiracy theories seriously. »
Canuck, my point wasn't that in the heat of the moment he just made a mistake. The quote in the article above is, "To be honest I didn't know, which was my fault, and I learnt a big lesson". From what it seems, it's not a case of him making a mistake - it's a case of him simply not knowing what the rules of rugby union are, and if a professional team decide to employ him and are well aware of his league background, you'd think they'd tell him what the rules are.