France call for investigation after 'shocking' photo emerges of ref Jaco Peyper appearing to mock Sebastien Vahaamahina
France have called for World Rugby to investigate a photo of referee Jaco Peyper in which he appears to mock the elbow to the head that earned Sebastien Vahaamahina a red card.
In full view of Oita Stadium, the Clermont lock struck Aaron Wainwright on the jaw while France staged an attacking maul, leaving Peyper to make one of the easier decisions of his career.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and his France counterpart Jacques Brunel endorsed Peyper's decision to issue the eighth red card of Japan 2019.
"The officials dealt with it appropriately. I don't think anyone could complain about that. The right decision was made," Gatland said.
"The red card I don't contest - when you see the images it's very clear. He did have contact with the face so we can't deny that," Brunel said.
He will appear before an independent judicial committee chaired by England's Mike Hamlin.Read more: Independent.ie
Dumbo Probably call for improving behavior of your locks would be better.
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