Tim Swinson, seconda linea dei Glasgow Warriors, è stato squalificato per quattro settimane dal Disciplinary Panel del PRO12 che si è ritrovato oggi a Neath; il seconda linea si è visto mostrare il cartellino rosso al minuto 64′ del match di sabato scorso contro Connacht – valido per la 18esima giornata di Guinness PRO12.
Swinson, quindi, salterà lo storico quarto di finale di Champions Cup che i Warriors giocheranno domenica prossima all’Allianz Park di Londra contro i Saracens.
Ecco il comunicato stampa del PRO12:
“A Disciplinary Panel convened in Neath today to consider the red card decision against Tim Swinson (No 4) of Glasgow Warriors under Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous Tackle.
The incident occurred during Glasgow Warriors’ Round 18 fixture against Connacht Rugby at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017 when referee Ian Davies deemed the player to have committed an act of foul play against a Connacht player.
The Disciplinary Panel – Simon Thomas (Chair), Richard Cole & Nigel Williams (all Wales) – found that the referee’s decision to show the player a red card was not in error. The foul play merited a mid-range entry point point which carries a suspension of six weeks.
There were no off field aggravating factors but after considering mitigating factors, the committee reduced the final suspension to four weeks. The ban was therefore reduced by two weeks leaving the player free to resume playing on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was reminded of his right to appeal.”