Ireland legend weighs in on Farrell's sanction
WATCH: Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll has joined the numerous voices in sharing his opinion on Owen Farrell’s punishment following his horrific tackle on Charlie Atkinson, labelling the England captain as a “lucky boy”.
“I’m all for first-time being red-carded that people should look at it a bit more leniently but he has previously been banned, four and a half years ago, and I don’t think that’s a long enough period to wipe the slate clean and give him another 50 per cent off. So I think he is a very lucky boy,” O’Driscoll said.
“I wouldn’t subscribe to the vitriol on social media about how dirty of a player Owen Farrell is. I’m a huge Owen Farrell fan and he plays on the edge. He gets it wrong sometimes and he’s been very lucky but he is the sort of guy you’d really love to have in your team,” he added.
Source: Off the Ball