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Resignation of Alain Rolland from refereeing international rugby union matches.

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That Alain Rolland resign from refereeing international rugby union matches after his clearly biased decision to send off Sam Warburton of Wales in the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi finals. Whether or not Mr Rolland ever admits it, his decision had to be biased. Whether it was a conscious or sub conscious decision, it was still biased. If one is meant to be in a place of adjudication, a place of balance, one simply could not have made that decision. For the IRB to then back that decision is further injustice. Not just to the Welsh players, but to the whole rugby world. That one biased decision has told the world that the IRB is open to bias, and not willing to take responsibility when a clear mistake has been made. When one man's biased decision can adversely effect so many, someone has to take responsibility. Clearly nobody is willing to do so. The IRB should not have appointed Mr Rolland (an Irish/French man) in the first place, and then had a chance to rectify this by not supporting the biased decision that was made. They did not do so. Now that Mr Rolland has ruined the careers of an entire team, then how should his career be allowed to continue as a known cheat?


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