Northampton Saints looked to have secured some breathing space early in the first half of their European Champions Cup clash with Scarlets thanks to a wonderful flowing try that started with a turnover just outside their own 22, but a moment of madness from George North saw the score ruled out and the Welsh winger sent to the sin-bin.
A yellow card was shown after George North lashed out by stamping a Scarlets player who held onto him after the tackle, and the nasty incident chalked off what would have been one of the scores of the weekend.
A nasty and reckless stamp, the Scarlets player had to receive treatment after feeling the force of North's studs.
Thankfully it was spotted, but many on social media who were watching the game were upset that it wasn't a red card that was shown.
George North lucky that wasn't red. If he was a Scotsman he'd have been sent off with a 6 month ban...
— erin (@erinisobel_) November 14, 2015
Always though "stamping" was a red card in the modern game @George_North was extremely lucky there as TV footage showed him looking down
— Stuart Owens (@Stewie_Pies) November 14, 2015
George North lucky not to be red carded
— Dylan Allsopp (@dylanallsopp) November 14, 2015
@simonrug @julianevans11 @George_North should have been red. Stamp to the head?
— HelenLouise✨✨ (@helen_louise10) November 14, 2015
This may not be the last that North hears about this incident.