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Horrific Punch Leads To Red Card In Super League Final [Video]

Ben Flower Punch

A rush of blood to the head leads to the first red card ever in a Super League Grand Final.

In an necessary moment that put a black mark on an otherwise great Super League final, Wigan prop Ben Flower attacked and punched his St Helens rival Lance Hohaia during Saturday’s big game.

Flower became the first player to be either sin-binned or sent off in a Super League title decider when he was shown a red card – after only two minutes – for an act of violence that shocked the 70,000 crowd at Old Trafford and millions more watching on television.

“There is no defence for my actions. It was something that happened in the heat of the moment when our emotions and adrenaline were running high,” said Flower.

“I instantly regretted it and am devastated that I allowed myself to punch someone like this.”

Check out the moment below:

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. james

    October 13, 2014 at 17:52

    Ben “the drib factory” flowers! jokes, that was terrible. so sad to see that sort of thing on the field. Definitely will lead to a long ban.

  2. Dewald Barnard

    October 15, 2014 at 10:21

    That is disgusting and inadmissible!!! Hope they ban him for life! Throwing away talent like that! No control, weak sportsmanship!

    • Jeremy Proome

      October 15, 2014 at 10:38

      He’s been given a six month ban, which is pretty heavy. It was bad what he did, but if you watch the footage closely, he was provoked by Hohaia off the ball.

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