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Saracens captain Owen Farrell put in his place after obvious high tackle

Owen Farrell’s conduct on the rugby field has once again become a topic of scrutiny following an incident where he attempted to influence the referee, only to face backlash for his actions.

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During a match, Bath hooker Niall Annett rebuked the Saracens captain with the words, “You’re not the ref, Owen,” as Farrell sought to dispute the high tackle made by Maro Itoje, which was apparent to many observers.

In response to the altercation, one fan took to social media, expressing disbelief at Farrell’s complaint and suggesting he was fortunate to avoid a red card. “How’s Farrell complaining? Lucky it’s not a red,” they wrote.

Another commenter highlighted the divisive nature of Farrell’s actions, noting that a significant portion of the rugby community harbors negative sentiments towards him. “Seee that’s why a large percentage of the rugby population don’t like Farrell,” they remarked.

Meanwhile, a third individual criticized the selective camera angle used to portray the incident, asserting that the referee made the correct decision upon reviewing the situation from a different perspective. “A bit naughty to only show that angle which makes it look like a red. Ref was spot on when you see from behind,” they commented.

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