Referee Nigel Owens, who we all remember for his ‘This is not soccer‘ comment, delivered another round balled reference this past weekend as he officiated the Leicester Tigers vs Ulster Heineken Cup match. Ulster won 22-19 away from home.
Owens, who has garnered much praise in the last 12 months for two stand-out performances in particular, took exception to the way that Anthony Allen was complaining about his decision.
‘The Football stadium is 500 yards that way’ was his response, followed by some rumblings that couldn’t be heard on TV but no doubt had something to do with the manner in which football players speak to the referees, and how that won’t be tolerated in rugby. Ouch.
What’s the strangest or harshest thing a referee has ever said to you on a rugby field?