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Watch: Controversial Red Card For High Tackle Leaves Geordan Murphy Fuming

Watch: Controversial Red Card For High Tackle Leaves Geordan Murphy Fuming

A rip-roaring first half clash in the Gallagher Premiership between Leicester and Wasps ended on a note of controversy when Will Spencer was sent off for a high tackle.

Fresh from a superb victory over Newcastle Falcons last week, Murphy's Leicester tore into their rivals early on but were dealt a hammer blow when a misstruck clearance kick hit full-back Telusa Veainu in the face and allowed Juan de Jongh touch down. Veainu and Ford linked up for revenge and make it 22-18 before the incident occurred.

Spencer was sent off for a high hit on Tommy Taylor. Following a lengthy consultation with the TMO, referee Ian Tempest told the Leicester lock "we have to protect players."

 

The subsequent penalty made it 25-18 while the decision caused a stir online.

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