Fans were united in their condemnation of the referee.
With Connacht in control of their inter provincial clash with Munster, the referee elected to award Munster a penalty try and send John Muldoon to the sin bin.
The decision of Ben Whitehouse was derided by fans, many of whom believed that while Muldoon should have been binned for the early tackle, a penalty try should not have been awarded.
The decision was so strange that even normally partisan Munster fans were puzzled by it, but ultimately did not affect the historic result.
— Denis Bell (@denismbell) November 28, 2015
Stupidest penalty try ever just now in munster v connaght…terrible use of a dozen slomo replays by the ref and TMO.
— cronsey jones (@cronsey) November 28, 2015
— Lamhfada (@Lamhfada) November 28, 2015
#PRO12Rugby thought the ref was having a good game, but that’s a shocking decision. As for the TMO, utterly indecisive. Lucky Munster…
— Brendan Walsh (@Liosmeadhran) November 28, 2015
Absolute joke of a penalty try for Munster there. Yellow card sure, penalty try no way. Poor refereeing. Still, come on @Munsterrugby
— Michael Canning (@CanningMichael) November 28, 2015
Even the Munster fans were stunned. https://t.co/vSytIb1qgk
— Adam Redmond (@AdamRedmond) November 28, 2015
Love my Munster, but that was a bullshit call by the ref. If Connacht go on to lose, they were robbed #MunVCon
— Charlotte McCarthy (@Charlotte_McC19) November 28, 2015
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena