WATCH: Springboks Captain Somehow Escapes Punishment Following Vile Headbutt

Madness.

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has somehow escaped punishment for a vile headbutt on Scotland’s Peter Horne during their Test match at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The incident happened in the 30th minute of the match at a ruck. Kolisi was on top of Horne and then appeared to lean back and strike him in the face with the back of his head.

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But somehow the Boks flanker has received nothing more than a citing commissioner warning for the incident. Governing body World Rugby says the incident “falls just short of a red card.”

Mitigating factors apparently include Horne holding him down and the ”moderate force of the strike to the side of the head.”