"Lost his head" - Fans think Owen Farrell should be banned for his behaviour - Ruck

“Lost his head” – Fans think Owen Farrell should be banned for his behaviour

During a Gallagher Premiership match pitting Saracens against Bristol Bears, England’s Owen Farrell became embroiled in a contentious exchange with referee Luke Pearce.

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The incident unfolded in the midst of Saracens’ 39-31 triumph over the Bears, with Farrell experiencing a challenging day that saw him miss a personal record of six kicks at goal.

Farrell, clearly displeased with Pearce’s tone, retorted, “Don’t be rude to me. There’s no need to be rude to me.”

Pearce asserted his innocence, refuting any claims of rudeness and stating that he did not need Farrell’s help in officiating the match.

This interaction has ignited a discussion among fans, with opinions divided; some argue that Farrell was unfairly singled out because of his prominent player status, while others believe the England and Saracens skipper should face a ban.

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