Fans react to Sonny Bill Williams dangerous tackle and sending off
The New Zealand V Lions match is well under-way, and viewers may have already gotten a rude awakening this morning with a savage foul on the pitch.
Just before the 30-minute mark, New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams came in with a high hit on Lions player Anthony Watson, and the ferocity of the hit just about rattled the screen.
Sonny Bill on Watson
— Pat McCarry (@patmccarry) July 1, 2017
Unsurprisingly, Williams was promptly sent off, with his team drawing 3-3 at the time, while the internet went into a bit of a meltdown at his nasty attack.
Shocking hit from Sonny Bill Williams. He may have a f*cking cool name, but you can't be doing that. 'Mon ref, send him off.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 1, 2017
Lions fans to Sonny Bill: pic.twitter.com/mUAWDXlbZH
— Coral (@Coral) July 1, 2017
All Blacks been getting away with cheap shots for years. The Sonny Bill red some pretty decent payback in a hugely important situation.
— Ben Karpinski (@followthebounce) July 1, 2017
— Jeff (@jeff2010uk) July 1, 2017
Sonny Bill Williams becomes the first All Black to be sent off in a Test match since 1967. First time in 50 years!
— Rory Keane (@RoryPKeane) July 1, 2017
Absolutely the correct decision to give a red card there for Sonny Bill Williams. Strong refereeing from Garces
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) July 1, 2017