While there are legitimate reasons for both Iain Henderson and Seremaia Bai to have been sent off for Ulster and Leicester this weekend, the red card for Sergio Parisse is a growing sign that when it comes to the law book, referees are allergic to using an ounce of common sense.
In the third last game of the season in a vital game between the two Parisian clubs, Stade's captain leapt up to challenge for the ball, only to have his jersey tugged by Racing Metro's Bernard le Roux. This meant that he was underneath the oncoming Brice Dulin.
The contact in the air is minimal at best, as well. It's a harsh penalty, despite the unfortunate landing of Dulin. The big sinner in this case is le Roux who is preventing a contest for the aerial ball.
It's getting to the stage where players will not want to jump in the air at all for fear of being sent off.
Here is the incident:
Let us know what you make of the challenge and whether Parisse should have been sent off or not.