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Controversial red card sees Sergio Parisse suspended until further notice

Controversial red card sees Sergio Parisse suspended until further notice
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Sergio Parisse will be out of rugby up until at least the 12 October, when he will appear before a LNR Disciplinary Committee to defend the red card that he received for a dangerous tackle against Toulouse this past weekend. The sending off was met with dismay in many corners.

Parisse stopped big opposite number Gilian Galan then lifted him by the shorts, while another player tackled the Toulouse number eight to the ground. The result was that his head/neck made contact with the floor, and the referee felt that a red card was the correct sanction.

Until a decision is reached on the 12 October, Italy stalwart Parisse will be suspended and will miss out on matches against La Rochelle and Racing 92.

Providing there is no further suspension, he should be okay to skipper Italy in November Tests.

While Parisse is generally not known as a dirty player, his disciplinary record certainly has some blemishes. In 2009 he was banned for 8 weeks for eye-gouging when playing for Italy, and in 2013 was red carded and banned for 40 days for insulting a referee.

Last year he was involved in another controversial challenge when he was deemed to have illegally taken Brice Dulin out in the air, and received a straight red card.

A red card for this tackle seemed a little unnecessary though. Let us know what you think?

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  • drg
    1:15 PM 29/09/2016

    That "suspended until further notice" title actual threw me a bit. I thought I was going to see something truly awful, like Patisserie punching a referee, or gouging a referee or losing the plot a la Andy Hazell (was it?), And it was one of those banned until further notice because chances are he's going to be banned for life... But to see the result of the title and that statement as merely an accidental...something... I don't even know what to call it, is a bit mental. I guess this is where I have to be fair to Frank's and say that technically this is red card worthy...

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  • stroudos
    10:08 AM 29/09/2016

    That does seem strange doesn't it. Don't get why. Personally I think the red card was the correct decision and sufficient; no need for any further sanction. But that doesn't seem to be how these things work.

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  • 10stonenumber10
    9:59 AM 29/09/2016

    He is the Italian Captain. Any excuse to make him rusty for the 6N

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  • drg
    10:42 PM 28/09/2016

    Of course I'm probably wrong, but it felt like I read a few things on Sergios face: 1. I'm getting too old for this shit. 2. What a surprise, I'm getting f*cked over for this shit. 3. If this is the what happens these days then I've had enough. I'm sure he won't but I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Parisse announced his retirement... of course I would be surprised because he is such an immense player with so much to offer... but still...

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  • drg
    10:37 PM 28/09/2016

    The difference with that one is the Aussie player made a 'flipping' action.

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  • colombes
    1:53 PM 28/09/2016

    At first sight, the decision can seem harsh. But after watching it 2 or 3 times, Parisse stupid action could have cause an awkward neck injury Even if it's not malicious, player's safety first. Let's remember this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EyqQuoZAmw

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