Fans left perplexed as Zander Fagerson recieves longer suspension than Peter O'Mahony for Six Nations red card
By Rugby Onslaught

Fans left perplexed as Zander Fagerson recieves longer suspension than Peter O’Mahony for Six Nations red card

Fans were left confused last night after it they learnt the extent of Zander Fagerson’s suspension following his red card offence against Wales in the Six Nations.

This came a week after Peter O’Mahony was suspended for an arguably worse challenge against the men in red.

The Scotland prop received a longer suspension than his Ireland counterpart who was only served a three-match ban.

The Glasgow Warriors front-rower will now miss the rest of the Six Nations after being handed a four-match ban. The immediate reaction on social media was one of confusion and anger at what was seen by the majority as a harsh call.

here was the Peter O’Mahony red card offence from a fortnight ago

There was no question of whether this was a red card amongst supporters when this happened in Cardiff two weeks ago.

With the Irish loose forward coming in at speed, it was a definite sending off offence.

A week later, we saw a similar incident at Murrayfield involving Fagerson.

watch the Zander Fagerson red card incident from the Six Nations

There was some speculation among fans initially about whether it was a red card offence from the Scotland prop or not. The majority seemed to believe it was a sending-off but there was far more pushback than with the Mahony incident.

When it emerged last night that Fagerson’s suspension would be a week longer than Mahony’s there was some resistance from fans online who believed it wasn’t as bad.

Here was some of that response to the news yesterday

As you can see from the tweet below, it could be that Zander Fagerson entered a not guilty plea in his testimony that led to the harsher citing from the Six Nations panel.

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