Hamish Watson backtracks after his ‘rubbish call’ comments

first_imgMonday Feb 15, 2021 Hamish Watson backtracks after his ‘rubbish call’ comments Scotland flanker Hamish Waston has said that players’ health is “paramount” after backtracking from his criticism of Zander Fagerson’s red card this weekend.ADVERTISEMENTThe tighthead prop was shown red by referee Matthew Carley at Murrayfield on Saturday for a dangerous clear out of Wales’ Wyn Jones.Scotland went on to lose the match, and Watson lambasted the decision after the game.“That was a rubbish call,” the Edinburgh flanker said. “An absolutely dreadful call. That’s not rugby, that call.“I haven’t heard the comms from the TV but I’ve heard from other people that the TMO said it wasn’t a red, then the ref has overruled him. The ref has the right to do that if he thinks that’s the right call.“We as players strongly disagree with that call. As soon as I saw it on the TV, I was thinking, ‘That’s not even a penalty’.“There’s not much else we can say. We don’t think it’s a red, a yellow or even a penalty. But that’s the way the game is going.”ADVERTISEMENTThe 29-year-old has now distanced himself from what he has described as “poor comments”, saying on Twitter that “emotions were very high after losing a very tight match.“Poor comments from me, emotions were very high after losing a very tight match. Players’ health is paramount.”This was a decision that was perhaps not as clear cut as Peter O’Mahony’s red card against Wales the week before, with the commentators undecided whether it was a red or yellow card.ADVERTISEMENTBut Carley felt there were no mitigating factors to reduce the punishment, and Watson himself has since stressed the importance of player safety.Having blown a 17-3 lead, it is understandable that emotions were high in the wake of the result for the Scottish players.Fagerson will face a disciplinary hearing via video conference on Tuesday evening. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 17 WEEKS AGO WATCH: French lock Le Roux risks red card… 17 WEEKS AGO Rugby laws brought into question following… 17 WEEKS AGO The controversial moment Scotland went down… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more