Rosario rugby is in the news for a reprehensible act of violence registered this weekend during the bronze final of level III of the TRegional Orneo del Litoral. Villa Rugby Club defeated Roldán Rugby Club and just after the game a player from the latter entered the field of play to attack the referee.
The referee Simon Cané At the end of the game, the Villa RC players begin to hug each other and the Roldán RC they scatter to leave the court, when one of those outside rushes in and punches him tremendously in the face, leaving him lying on the ground.
The images were released by the Rugby La Guinda site and quickly went viral, especially after the Rosario Rugby Union issue a statement on the matter.
“The Rosario Rugby Union strongly repudiates the fact of violence that occurred this Sunday in a match of our Union towards a referee of our institution. We sympathize with the referee, we have already put the different areas on issue so that he sanctions everyone those responsible linked to this cunning attack, “said the entity.
“We believe in restorative justice and we will follow all the paths so that these premises are fulfilled. This is a limit that the Union drew up, all kinds of actions against the referees (both verbal and physical) will be punished accordingly without any mediation. Until the respective sanctions are substantiated based on the referee’s report, the Council of the Union has disabled the playing fields of both clubs based on article 77 of the URR General Match Regulations, which allows such sanction and eventually deduct the score from the team whose player / bias caused the incidents to start. The URR will act with all the tools at its disposal to eradicate these situations outside our spirit and daily practices of sport “, added the institution without disclosing the identity of the aggressor.
In addition, Roldán Rugby Club announced that “the Board of Directors decides, in view of what happened, to immediately and definitively disaffiliate the person responsible from the club, because we repudiate acts of violence in our sport and they do not follow the values with which we work every day. to train the little ones “.
“Roldán Rugby is a family club, where many people work inch by inch every day to promote sport and its values, it is our refuge, we are players, parents, children and friends, we faithfully believe in camaraderie between clubs and we demonstrate it in every third timeshare Sunday to Sunday. At this time we feel deeply ashamed of what happened, there is no valid explanation to justify any act of violence, in this or in any sport. We want to apologize and show solidarity as an institution with Simón Cané, with Villa Rugby Club and with the Rosario Rugby Union “, they concluded.