Italian Rugby Player Flattens Female Ref, Gets Three-Year Ban

This took place in a Serie A match in Italy yesterday:


Bruno Andres Doglioli was banned from the sport for three years for a hit that sent referee Maria Beatrice Benvenuti seeking treatment for whiplash after the match, according to La Gazetta dello Sport. Though the Federezione Italiana Rugby condemned Doglioni’s “deliberate act of violence,” its three-year sentence feels light given the savagery of the act.