Jonathan Kaplan described a fellow referee as being a joke.
Former international referee, Jonathan Kaplan, has hit out at the TMO who ruled that Chiefs half back, Brad Weber, was in play before throwing a try scoring pass to Mitchell Graham.
Although replays indicated that Weber’s left foot was clearly in touch before he released the pass to Graham, TMO, Shane McDermott, believed otherwise and awarded the opening score of the game.
As it was nearly impossible to judge whether or not Weber was in touch before the throwing the pass, the referee called on the services on McDermott to come to a decision.
After viewing the incident from a number of different angles, McDermott told the referee that he may award to try to the anger of Kaplan.
Consequently the former South African match official vented his frustration on Twitter, demonstrating that Weber was in touch and labelling McDermott a joke.
And what do we have to say about this .. Considering this is professional sport pic.twitter.com/NISo0C7GdQ
— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) April 8, 2016
Given that the Chiefs beat the Blues by six points, 29-23, fans of the Auckland based side have every right to be angry.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena
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