13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.

  • Betty Swallocks
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Gold Boarder
  • Gold Boarder
More
3 weeks 5 days ago #64989 by Betty Swallocks
13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre. was created by Betty Swallocks
I see Nico Lee of the Cheetahs has been suspended for 13 weeks after being cited for venting the contents of his nose into Colby Fainga'a's face at a ruck in last Saturday night's game. The guy then does a Twitter apology apologising to everyone (the League, my teammates, my club the Cheetahs) except to Colby himself, the guy he actually assaulted.

Knob.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Podge57
  • Podge57's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Gold Boarder
  • Gold Boarder
  • Risk everything. Fear Nothing. Live with no regret
More
3 weeks 5 days ago #64990 by Podge57

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 5 days ago #64991 by Diabhal
Replied by Diabhal on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
"Not that type of person" is such nonsense. The fact he felt he could get away with it says a lot about him.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 5 days ago #64996 by creaven
Replied by creaven on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
Coby done well not to take his head off.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 5 days ago #64999 by CONN8
Replied by CONN8 on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
The way he did it showed he did it on purpose, which makes me feel that he done this vulgar act before and got away with it. Absolutely disgusting, and I think that he should have a financial fine also, as it brings the values of the game down.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 4 days ago #65001 by MulMan
Replied by MulMan on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
there could have been some sort of mercy shown to him if he'd made any sort of attempt to apologise to Fainga'a and Connacht in general, as it was his apology is empty and meaningless.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 4 days ago #65003 by Bazzo
Replied by Bazzo on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
He got the maximum reduction of 50% for apologising (and clean disciplinary record)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 4 days ago #65007 by Newname
Replied by Newname on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
Fainga showed fantastic self control, if he had reacted and lashed out he would have had at least a yellow card.
At the time scores were level and game could have gone either way, and if we went a man down there was a good chance we'd have lost that game.
It looks a sly calculated action to get a violent reaction and a card for an opposition player.
Can't praise Fainga enough, by not taking the bait, he arguably won us the game.
Thought he also had a great game and put in a lot of work
The following user(s) said Thank You: ConnachtCows, salmson, bas, superconnacht7

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 4 days ago #65008 by salmson
Replied by salmson on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
I see the maximum punishment of 26 weeks was reduced to 13 weeks for previous good behaviour, but then re-adjusted so that he misses 13 games, meaning the suspension is actually 5 months. Good to see proper punishment being dished out for this.
The following user(s) said Thank You: RonanL, pinky, BeardySi, bas

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 4 days ago #65009 by pinky
Replied by pinky on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
Or a reaction could have led to a TMO referral, a red card for Lee and a try bonus point?

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"We haven’t liked the wind and rain for about four years now" - John Muldoon 1/1/2015
The following user(s) said Thank You: RonanL

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 4 days ago #65010 by Newname
Replied by Newname on topic 13 Week Suspension for Cheetahs Centre.
"Or a reaction could have led to a TMO referral, a red card for Lee and a try bonus point?"

Perhaps, but IMO, doubtful, as I am sure the incident was reported to the ref, by the Connacht players at the time and would have been checked by the TMO at the time and for whatever reason, he saw fit not to penalise him.
It doesn't often happen that if you lash out at an opponent that you will stay on the pitch and your opponent who you just punched gets a card - no matter what the circumstances.
I think Fainga did the right thing, and has to be praised. If he had struck out, every decision on the matter from that moment, was out of his control.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Powered by Kunena Forum

You are not logged in.