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Six Nations begins in chaos as fans say ‘never seen this before’ after France star is sent off for ‘brainless’ act

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THE Six Nations got off to the worst possible start for France after Paul Willemse was sent off following two yellow cards.…CONTINUE READING

The Frenchman found himself in the sin bin inside the first ten minutes following a head collision with Andrew Porter.

Referee Karl Dickson and match official Ben Whitehouse decided that the incident met the yellow card threshold after a quick review.

Dickson produced the card and sent the incident to the TMO bunker for a longer assessment.

Within the permitted eight minutes, the foul play official ruled that the incident was not worthy of an upgrade, and Willemse returned.

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But remarkably, just ten minutes later, the lock was in trouble again.

With the holders Ireland leading 17-3, Willemse forcefully hit Caelan Doris way too high for the referee’s liking.

The second shoulder to the head of the half brought a second yellow, and Willemse his marching orders.

Having already had a yellow card, Willemse’s decision-making there has to be called into question.

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But the incident galvanised the Les Bleus as they hit back with a try through Damian Penaud

just before halftime.

Supporters took to social media to ridicule the reckless mistake.

One fan wrote: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone get sent off for two yellow cards before.”

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Another said: “That was completely brainless.”

France are already without the world’s best player Antonie Dupont

, following his decision to opt out of the Six Nations.

The French captain is taking a break from the XVs game to focus on Sevens and competing in the upcoming Paris Olympics.

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