Friday 2 December 2011

Rugby-Dad throws punch at son’s opponent in Top 14 league game

Parents often cheer their children on from the sidelines at sporting events but Biarritz number eight Imanol Harinordoquy's father took his enthusiasm a little too far on Tuesday when he tried to punch a Bayonne player during the Basque derby.
Lucien Harinordoquy, 61, walked onto the pitch early in the Top 14 league game when his France international son clashed with a pair of Bayonne players and attempted to punch one of them, Jean-Jo Marmouyet, in the face.
Before he was able to make contact with Marmouyet, Harinordoquy senior was tackled by Bayonne flyhalf Benjamin Boyet.
Biarritz won the game 21-19 and Lucien Harinordoquy apologised for his behaviour, saying
"I was under pressure and for other reasons, I lost control. I regret my behaviour."
Could this be a pointer for pressured KAMs that may be tempted to involve their families in anticipation of a difficult session with the buyer?
Have a fairplay weekend (dads permitting), from the NamNews team!

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