After posting several videos on his social networks that seem to question the decisions taken by referee Wayne Barnes during the defeat of his team against France (30-26) On Saturday, South African rugby director Rassie Erasmus received a two-match suspension on Thursday.
World Rugby said in a statement that the former Springboks manager was banned from engaging in any rugby-related activity during his team’s last two autumn tests, but also that ” the suspension included any comments about the referees on social media and in the media “.
” Referees are the backbone of our sport. There are no matches without them “Said the governing body of world rugby, believing that public criticism of them contributed to” undermine their authority “.
Rassie Erasmus was previously sanctioned by World Rugby last year for showing an hour-long video in which he criticized referee Nic Berry’s performance in a test against the British and Irish Lions.