WATCH: Rugby player sent off for lifting referee like the Lion King

WATCH: Rugby player sent off for lifting referee like the Lion King

USON Nevers’ Josaia Raisuqe lifted up referee Laurent Millotte like he was the Lion King and it was not well received.

Nevers claimed a 25-30 victory over Beziers in Friday's PROD2 action.


In the final moments of the game Nevers held out for victory with Beziers looking to claim a late try and the Nevers players were delighted – with Josaia Raisuqe in particular unable to contain his emotions.

 
 

The former-Stade Francais player picked the referee up and lifted him above his head and into the air.

Unfortunately for Raisuqe, referee Laurent Millotte did not see it for the light-hearted move that it was perhaps intended and promptly sent him off.


 


The red card was perhaps harsh given Raisuqe’s intentions and it ultimately ended his night on a sour note despite the impressive win for Nevers.  

 

Nevers head coach Xavier Pemeja was quick to denounce the celebration by Raisuqe as unacceptable.

He said to Canal+: “It’s intolerable. He’ll be punished by the league’s disciplinary committee.

“I’ll deal with him. I can’t accept it. What happened at the end there, it’s going to be very bad.”

 
 
 
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