Delon ‘Felon’ Armitage is back in front of the beaks again.
Regular readers of the Mole will know that Felon is no favourite of the organ. It’s doubtful whether he is even anybody’s favourite Armitage – it’s hard not to root for Professor Klump-lookalike Steffon Armitage, the fattest open side in world rugby.
This time around, Felon has outdone himself in his unsportsmanlike endeavours: he has been cited for two separate incidents in the same match. Hanging’s too good for him … it’s the only language they understand etc.
Really though, you look down this guy’s record and you see somebody with a history of cheap-shots, late hits, punches to downed players … he seems like the biggest assh*le in the professional game. He must be an absolute nightmare to train with, never mind manage. It’s plausible, such is the risible status of the RFU – and specifically their kangaroo courts when it comes to disciplining cited English internationals – that he’ll get off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
However, there’ll be one vindictive internet guff-merchant who’d be particularly pleased to see the beaks throw the book at him and give him some serious time off to cool his heels.