France centre Geoffrey Doumayrou tried to pull the wool over the official’s eyes in a disgraceful act of feigning an injury.
After grabbing onto Montpellier hooker Bismarck du Plessis in a ruck, the former Springbok slapped his shoulder to make him let go.
The Frenchman then laid on the floor and called on medical assistance.
"C'était la peine d'arrêter le jeu pour ca ???— David Reboursiere (@DavidReboursie1) January 28, 2020
Je ne suis pas sur que ce soit nécessaire d'arrêter le jeu pour ça" pic.twitter.com/Hp1EMfprzG
He was later red-carded for an ugly tip tackle on Frans Steyn, for which he received a five-week ban on Wednesday.
He also was given a five-week suspended ban and a €1,000 fine for contesting the decision of a match official.