The disciplinary charges given out each week by the RFL always provoke a reaction from fans amongst social media. But, that reaction was even stronger after the Challenge Cup quarter-final. Here are the best quotes.
It’s fair to say that Castleford’s Liam Watts was far from impressed with his one-game ban for a late hit on Salford’s Elijah Taylor.
😂😂😂 the gift that keeps on giving!
Games on its arse if that’s a one match ban https://t.co/lsBwnjlwO6
— Liam Watts (@WATTSY7890) May 10, 2021
A Castleford fan agreed completely with Watts.
Wow. The game is on its arse if that constitutes a penalty, sin bin and one match ban. https://t.co/xSPAFVwgvz
— Charlotte Rose (@charlotteroseg_) May 10, 2021
Another Castleford fan was even less impressed with the RFL’s inconsistency concerning other indiscretions during that fixture.
Liam Watts banned, yet Lee Mossop's shot on Danny Richardson complete with swinging arm got no ban. Both dealt with yellow cards. The RFL are just incredible.
— Jonny Hughes (@GoProJonny) May 10, 2021
Even former player Ryan Boyle noted the inconsistency.
“Consistently inconsistent” was a quote I read today, fits nicely
— Ryan Boyle (@boylebags19) May 10, 2021
A different Castleford fan compared Watts’ indiscretion to one made a week ago in a fixture against the same team.
Nice to see Mossop didn’t get one for taking Richardsons head off in a late tackle the week before🤷🏻♂️
— Tyler Clarke (@tyler_clarke7) May 10, 2021
Another Tigers supporter didn’t exactly wax lyrical about the decision either.
One match penalty for a slightly late tap under the armpit? Shouldn’t of even been a yellow
— Matthew 🍻 (@matthewxsutton) May 10, 2021
Another fan called on Castleford to appeal the decision.
Surely appeal that, marginally late, no contact with head, unbelievable decision, considering the glut of cannonball tackles have got written warnings. The judiciary is a farce.
— Jonny White (@jonnywhite909) May 10, 2021
The news even united Wakefield and Castleford fans.
I’m a Wakey fan even I admit there’s no way that was worth any kind of ban absolute joke
— pete cooper (@petecoop2977) May 10, 2021