The details of Chris Ashton’s ban has been revealed in a hearing late last night, as the Saracens winger will be out of action for 13 weeks.
Saracens wing Chris Ashton is banned for 13 weeks after being found guilty of biting Saints prop Alex Waller. Is this the right punishment? pic.twitter.com/agE1HILDVH
— EatSleepRugby (@eatsleeprugby) September 21, 2016
The hearing dragged into the night, with many growing impatient.
After 4.5 hours, we’re still waiting for a verdict from the Ashton hearing. Anyone got any good jokes…?! ???
— Chris Foy (@FoyChris) September 20, 2016
Finally, a verdict was reached.
BREAKING: Saracens winger has been banned for 13 weeks after being found guilty of biting Northampton’s Alex Waller.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 20, 2016
Some of the tweets were hilarious.
13 weeks for Chris Ashton who is doing everything in his power to be named the next England captain
— Rúaidhrí O’Connor (@RuaidhriOC) September 21, 2016
Chris Ashton had previously shot himself in each foot.
He’s now shotgun blasted himself in the you know whats.
13 week ban for biting.
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) September 21, 2016
Chris Ashton done for pulling hair, eye gouging and biting an opponent now. At least the rugby lads respect the ref though eh.
— Adrian Evans (@stradeypark) September 21, 2016
— NoScrum-NoWin Rugby (@Noscrum_nowin) September 21, 2016
This was always going to be brought up.
Chris Ashton banned from rugby for 13 weeks – probably not as bad a day as when Manu Tuilagi did this pic.twitter.com/sGipxaP0wp
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) September 21, 2016
Of course, there is a sad element to this, as we are continuously deprived of seeing one of rugby’s most gifted talents.
Chris Ashton is an unbelievably good rugby player. It’s so frustrating to see him waste it with a horrific disciplinary record.
— MΔTTJENNER (@mattjenner94) September 21, 2016