On Saturday night Ulster fullback Jared Payne was sent off for a reckless tackle in the air on Saracens’ Alex Goode. It undoubtedly changed the game, and there has been much debate about whether referee Jerome Garces was right to send him off or not.
Payne’s defenders claim his eyes were always on the ball and therefore he is not at fault, but his detractors argue that this does not matter – it was an illegal tackle, Goode could have been seriously injured, and therefore the red was completely justified.
Over to you now – do you think referee Garces got it right? Did Payne deserve red? Watch the video then vote in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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