Ireland Fans Furious As Wayne Barnes Absolutely Bottles Penalty Try Call

Absolute bollox.

Irish fans are absolutely furious following an absolutely shocking call from referee Wayne Barnes and his officiating team in Paris.

With Ireland trailing 7-0, the men in green looked to get back into the game with a lovely chip in behind from captain Johnny Sexton to put Hugo Keenan in for what looked to be a certain try.

But as the ball looked set to fall into his hands, a push from Anthony Bouthier following by an illegal slap into touch resulted in a penalty only and a yellow card for the fullback.

This is despite the fact that Keenan was certain to score. Soon after Ireland got their try through centurion Cian Healy to make it 7-7. A penalty from Sexton made it 10-7 to the Irish.

But ironically in the 29th minute, Barnes awarded France a penalty try in similarish circumstances. You didn’t get that one wrong did you, Wayne?

Shocking call from the Englishman.

It’s two minutes to half-time at the time of writing. Ireland trail 17-3. They need a six-point win to lift the championship.

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