Thorley's red card raises eyebrows

Thorley's red card raises eyebrows

The trend of issuing red cards continued this weekend with Gloucester winger Ollie Thorley given his marching orders during his side’s clash against Wasps – a decision which has left many somewhat perplexed.

Gloucester recorded their third win of the season as they pipped Wasps 20-19 at the Ricoh arena, but referee Matthew Carley’s decision to send Thorley has risen as a major talking point of the match.

Thorley collided with Wasps fullback Rob Miller – the former knocking himself out in the process – and, while having his HIA test, was issued a red card.

The reaction on social media has been significant:

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