Latest red card surely makes this man the biggest thug in rugby
Sometimes there are red cards that are so stupid and needless that it just leaves everyone scratching their heads as to what a player is thinking in this day and age.
Of course, there is no good time to do something so brainless, but the first six minutes of the match is probably the worst time after the first, second, third, fourth and fifth minute.
Someone should maybe mention that to Stade Francais flanker Marcos Kremer, because there is an increasing chance that he is not actually aware of the laws of rugby, or is at least not willing to abide by them.
The Argentinian was kind enough to make referee Pierre Brousset’s job easy when he recklessly smashed his shoulder into the head of Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell in a ruck in the Top 14 quarter-final at the Stade Jean Bouin. Then, to just remove any doubt in the mind of the officials, he swung his arm (the arm that should have been wrapping in the clear out) into the face of centre Henry Chavancy which probably would have resulted in a card of some kind as well had he not just committed a ridiculously illegal clear out just seconds before.
Russell was forced from the field for a head injury assessment, but came back on to beat the hosts in the Parisian derby and book his place in the semi-finals.
Kremer appears to have a problem with the Scottish, as he has already been red carded this season for a similar offence. On that occasion it was in the blue and white of Argentina against Scotland and the clear out was on flanker Jamie Ritchie.
The forward already had a bad reputation, but this latest red card cements his place as one of, if not the, biggest thugs in world rugby.
Take a look at the red:
Stade Francais and Argentinean international back row Marcos Kremer was shown a red card for making contact with the head of Finn Russell inside the first five minutes of the @top14rugby quarterfinal 🟥#Top14 #Racing92 #StadeFrancais #FrenchRugby #Top14Quarterfinal pic.twitter.com/mp8xWTydY6
— FloRugby (@FloRugby) June 3, 2023