England Prop Joe Marler Takes Drastic Measures Following Controversial Ban
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England prop Joe Marler has deleted his Twitter account in the wake of a disciplinary panel handing him a 10-week ban following a controversial altercation with Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones last weekend.
Marler was cited after he was caught on camera ‘fondling’ Jones’ testicles following a melee between the two teams in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
During his hearing, the Harlequins man accepted that he had committed an act of foul play but did not accept that he had “grabbed, twisted or squeezed the genitals” of Jones and did not accept that it warranted a red card.
But the Disciplinary Committee in Dublin found that the act of foul play warranted a low-end entry point (twelve weeks’ suspension).
Then reduced that by three weeks to take account of mitigating factors (including good character and remorse) but increased it by one week to take account of the prop’s most recent disciplinary record.
After the game, the opinion on the incident was hugely divided with Marler tweeting several hours later, “bollocks, complete bollocks.”
But his account is now no more with the 29-year-old clearly fed up with social media.