It's happened again...
Dylan Hartley, one of the most universally disliked English rugby players for his history of deplorable acts on a rugby pitch, was up to his old tricks as he saw red for a disgraceful excuse for a tackle of Leinster flanker Sean O'Brien.
The incident occurred in the second half, and Hartley, introduced as a sub, was given his marching orders as Northampton were chasing a 10-point Leinster lead. The Saints went down to 14 men and conceded a try that put the game out of reach just moments later.
We let our feelings be known as soon as we saw the hit land..
Dylan Hartley is a wanker.
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) December 9, 2016
But we were not alone, as twitter let loose on him...
Dylan Hartley Lions captain ? I don't think so what an absolute disgrace ? deserve to see a red card
— Troy Williams (@TroyW21) December 9, 2016
Dylan Hartley. #awkward pic.twitter.com/nXPq7GEozA
— EatSleepRugby (@eatsleeprugby) December 9, 2016
Red Card Dylan Hartley...15 mins on the pitch, no wonder Eddie Jones had his head in his hands...
— Jill Douglas (@JillADouglas) December 9, 2016
Making #DylanHartley captain of Lions is unthinkable.. the guy is a headless chicken whose rugby skills are limited and is a liability
— JasonK (@JasonKeelan) December 9, 2016
Dylan Hartley triggers Article 50 and exits Europe....#NORvLEIN #NORvLEN
— Phil O' Meara (@Phil_O_File) December 9, 2016
Eddie Jones after seeing Dylan Hartley being sent off tonight.... #NORvLEI pic.twitter.com/OrewI0HRu5
— Martin P (@jmpmnp) December 9, 2016
What is wrong with Dylan Hartley? Honestly...
— Durbin Watson (@durbinwatson79) December 9, 2016
Dylan Hartley almost beheaded O'Brien.Deserved red card.Totally deserved.#NORvLEI
— Lotfi Wada (@LotfiWada) December 9, 2016
Does Dylan Hartley deliberately wait until things seem to be going great for him, only to fuck it all up #fool #NORvLEI
— Tomás O Brien (@o_tomasobrien3) December 9, 2016
I'd love to do a study on Dylan Hartley and the "red mist" syndrome. He must be the player who is most susceptible who is currently playing
— James Hamilton (@imjameshamilton) December 9, 2016
Dylan Hartley is fucking thick.
— Ryan Dent (@RyanDent1) December 9, 2016
Shameful thuggery from Dylan Hartley #leopard
— Emma Reynolds (@tafflove) December 9, 2016
Dylan #Hartley ? what a braindead tool! Any remote hope of #Lions captaincy gone in a red misted second... @SaintsRugby
— Tim (@trholland79) December 9, 2016
.... and that's why Dylan hartley can't be captain of the Lions.
— Jack Sullivan (@jackdsull93) December 9, 2016
All sorts going wrong @SaintsRugby - @DylanHartley would not have done that in @EnglandRugby shirt - no excuse for it - but it tells a tale
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) December 9, 2016
Dylan Hartley is after given Rory best a massive boost towards landing the Lions captaincy. Good lad Hartley #NORvLEI
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) December 9, 2016
Dylan Hartley went Full Dylan Hartley again. Never go full Dylan Hartley. #NORvLEI
— Colin McNamara (@colinmcnmr) December 9, 2016
Maybe he's just misunderstood?