CREDIT: Inferno Productions
David Flatman hit the nail on the head with this
Decisions like the one from @WorldRugby to ban Tuilagi are threatening to ruin this World Cup. Disgraceful. How do they sleep?
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) October 7, 2015
Decisions like the one from @WorldRugby to ban Tuilagi are threatening to ruin this World Cup. Disgraceful. How do they sleep?— David Flatman (@davidflatman) October 7, 2015
Even old sparring partners Daniel Leo and Lewis Moody noted their disgust...
5 week ban for this!? The Japanese player just got his tackle/ head wrong. Another RWC citing commission fail. http://t.co/TnX40KrYvz— Daniel Leo (@danleo82) October 7, 2015
I'm appalled alesana has been banned for 5 weeks. How is running into an opponent an act of foul play. Should we play walking rugby now!!!— Lewis Moody (@LewisMoody7) October 7, 2015
Never has it been more important to rid the game of the traffic wardens who are ruining it. Outraged at the citing of Alasana Tuilagi. #RWC— George Robson (@thegoatman5) October 7, 2015
Andy Goode lended his weight to the issue
Wow! What is our game coming to when you get a 5 week ban for running over someone! The judicial system is crazy! http://t.co/oRBMZv6SSi— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) October 7, 2015
While Martyn Williams chipped in with:
Crazy decision, seriously think by the time we get to the 2023 World Cup it will be a Tag rugby tournament https://t.co/Xzkf7DblYl— Martyn Williams (@martynewilliams) October 7, 2015
I'm all for making our collision sport as safe as possible but REALLY? @WorldRugby Suggest you review this decision! http://t.co/tCmxbznpPZ— Ben Kay (@BenKay5) October 7, 2015
New guidance issued by World Rugby on how ball carriers should run #FreeAlesana @BenKay5 pic.twitter.com/S54EtvJTGs— Graham Wilson (@GrahamWilson) October 7, 2015
Shane Williams described the ban as 'absolutely ridiculous'
@simonrug @Rugbydump @huwscarlet Not for me. Also, nowhere near as bad as this (yellow card, no ban): pic.twitter.com/XW5W9vYO1m— Ben Coles (@bencoles_) October 7, 2015