Racing 92 fly-half Pat Lambie has retired from rugby because of “persistent post-concussion symptoms”.
The South Africa international, 28, said he had contemplated retiring even before arriving at the French side.
One key moment dates back to 2017 when he spent several months out of the game after a knock to the head in a collision with Ireland flanker CJ Stander.
And some fans online are blaming the South Africa-born Ireland international for Lambie’s premature retirement.
Here’s what they are saying:
I won’t stop blaming @CJStander for ending ur career I dd forgive him though..players need to put other players health into consideration when playing…it’s a game not a war!!
— Kxing Curt (@lunga_curtis) January 21, 2019
— Toni “Soprano” Martial (@loatileb) January 20, 2019
I wonder if @CJStander feels any remorse for the disgraceful late tackle that kicked off your concussion problems and curtailing your career…….?? Probably not.
— NRR (@Rhodent28) January 20, 2019
— Aangename Kennis (@real_rolandza) January 19, 2019
Should have been banned for life
— Gillian Price (@Gillian_Price) January 19, 2019
— Craig (@CeeTee72818) January 18, 2019