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- Sep 20, 2011
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Andrew Brace has been removed from Heineken Champions Cup duty in France next weekend due to personal abuse he was subjected to.
What a sad state rugby is getting to. This has been going on for a while but it seems in recent years the level of abuse being hurled at referees has got gradually worse with many claims of corruption etc. Rugby supposedly likes to think it is a sport where there is a good culture but it seems there is a creeping toxicity entering the game with fans becoming increasingly more abusive to officials and each other.
Rugby needs to have a good look at itself and where it is heading or the sport could end up tearing itself apart as it becomes more toxic.