Two minutes into yesterday’s Super League Grand Final, Wigan prop Ben Flower was sent off for a senseless attack on St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia.
Flower had spilled the ball in the first minute, and then following a clash with Hohaia, he knocked his opponent to the ground with a left hook and then smashed him again as he lay motionless on the ground.
Even Joey Barton thought it was a bit much:
The second is totally and utterly out of order. Can’t hit someone out cold. His only defence can be he never knew he was out cold.
– Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 11, 2014
Here’s the shocking footage:
Flower was sent off and officials are looking into whether they should also discipline him off the field.
Here’s hoping he doesn’t give slow-motion unicycle rugby a try.