Wigan Warriors’ John Bateman fumes at Super League crackdown ‘ruining’ the game

Last night, Sky Sports viewers were tuning in to watch Wigan Warriors do battle with Castleford Tigers.

Unfortunately, the night was soured by one major incident just before half-time when referee Chris Kendall decided to send Castleford’s Mahe Fonua to the sinbin.

It was apparently for a late tackle on Wigan’s Jai Field, but bearing in mind that the Tigers centre actually knocked the ball on, viewers were baffled by the decision.

And, there were none more baffled than a hefty number of Super League stars who took to Twitter to voice their concern over the decision.

One of those that stood out was Wigan’s John Bateman, himself involved in the game, and he could not hide his frustration.

Bateman tweeted: “At the start of the season everyone was raving about how good of a year it was going to be and it’s being ruined and over shadowed by stupid decisions that are being made in games.”

Wigan eventually ran out 32-22 winners, but Fonua’s yellow card came at a critical time in the game.

Once the Tigers centre returned, they were behind 28-6 and the game seemingly out of sight.

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Johnny
4 months ago

Boycott games get rid of putin ganson hicks and more refs have yellow cards in there back pockets and yellow steaks down there backs I’m asking for ex pros like Barrie McDermott to start the ball rolling along with thousands of fans
Please pleas please retire ganson