Silvère Tian’s quick temper may have ended his career.
Tian, a fullback for Oyonnax in the French Top 14 rugby league, was dealt a 16-month suspension on Wednesday for going after a ref in a match earlier this month. He isn’t eligible to return until July 1, 2017.
During a game against Grenoble on April 2, Tian was ticked off to have been given a yellow card and allegedly insulted and threatened referee Romain Poite. Poite decided that was worth a red card, and that’s where things got really interesting, as Tian had to be restrained by security.
When the suspension is up, Tian will be just a couple weeks shy of his 37th birthday and will be a free agent, so it’s quite possible that the video above is his last appearance as a professional rugby player. What a way to go out.
- Dan Gartland