Six Nations blasted for ‘ludicrous’ Peter O’Mahony ban

Ireland back-rower Peter O’Mahony has been handed a three-match ban for his red card offence in his side’s Six Nations defeat by Wales in Cardiff.

O’Mahony was dismissed by referee Wayne Barnes in the 14th minute of Sunday’s match for dangerous play.

Plenty of fans let it be known that they think the Ireland international should have received a longer ban.

“This just shows how flawed the disciplinary system is, a six week ban is adequate but these mitigation factors such as “good disciplinary record” or “good conduct at the meeting” shows the system is not fit for purpose,” wrote one fan.

He added: “I’m not sure what disciplinary records that they look at when this hearing is held, but he has already received a RED card this season, and unless someone tells me otherwise a getting more than 1 red card a season doesn’t demonstrate to me a “good disciplinary record”

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Another added: “Absolute joke. He’s had previous history for doing exactly the same thing yet gets a reduction in the ban due to previous record and conduct?”

The 31-year-old became the first Ireland player to be sent off in the Six Nations.

O’Mahony will miss Ireland’s games with France, Italy and Scotland but will be available to face England on 20 March.

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