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Video: Sassy Romain Poite Needed Protection After Showing A Red Card

Video: Sassy Romain Poite Needed Protection After Showing A Red Card
By Conor O'Leary

Whatever you think of French referee Romain Poite, there are times when you can't but respect him. In taking charge of Oyonnax and Grenoble in the Top 14 - Poite sent Oyonnax full-back Silvere Tian to the bin.

As most players do, Tian wasn't in completely agreement with Poite about the decision - but he made the mistake of telling the ref that. It did not go well for Tian:

 

After being told that he was "having a nightmate", Romain Poite decided that wasn't a nice thing to say and upgraded the yellow card for Tian to a red. To top it all off, Poite repeated Tian's words to him as he brandished the red card. Sassy.

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That wasn't the end of it though, because after Grenoble scored eight points to win 27-20 following Tian's try and red card - Oyonnax weren't happy. Poite needed an escort of the pitch as Tian had to be restrained from approaching the referee:

Whatever about your opinion of Poite, no referee in any sport should be treated like that, and it's hard to argue that the correct decision was made.

[Irish Independent]

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