The rugby coach and big girl panties …
There was a refreshingly honest touchline interview during today’s televised rugby match between Saracens and Exeter.
Under a new directive interpreting the punishment for various acts of foul play, Sarries had seen a player sent off for a dangerous, head-high tackle. Alex Sanderson, the Sarries coach and an advocate of more stringent policing of dangerous tackles, not only acknowledged the red card to be fully justified, but also commented that he would have had no complaint if a second Sarries player had also been carded at the same time.
His quote reflected a degree of irony vis-à-vis his advocacy for a safer game:
“Karma’s come back and bit me in the a**e“.