Premiership referee Luke Pearce ran our of patience with Saracens captain Jackson Wray during their heated clash with Harlequins on Sunday.
He dismissed the back-rower before informing 19-year-old fly-half Manu Vunipola that he is now skipper.
Pundits Lawrence Dallaglio and Ugo Monye then offered their opinion.
“Referees used to run out of patience long before the 78th minute with me!”— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 27, 2020
Surely not @dallaglio8???
“Fair play to Luke Pearce, he once again showed his quality and dealt with it calmly.”@ugomonye and Lawrence have their view, what’s yours?#GPTonight pic.twitter.com/u5UFmnozHi
The domestic and European champions were beaten 41-14 in their first Premiership match since relegation for salary cap breaches was confirmed.
The afternoon very much belonged to two players overlooked by England, Alex Dombrandt and Marcus Smith, who excelled for the hosts at number eight and fly-half respectively.