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Whereas I blame Cane for planting his shoulder into another players face
I think I remember him saying on a podcast that he was going to retire after RWC2023 to concentrate on his work as a barrister (he is a partner in the law firm)
He was always planning on retiring though? Quite misleading to say it was because of the idiotic fans post wc final.
A hat tip to you for reffing that long. Sadly for me, a combination of falling out of love with reffing and dodgy knees stoped me from waving my arms around and blowing a whistle)
No it isn't according to WB and I'll take his word every time over yours.SimonG wrote: ↑Fri Nov 03, 2023 12:31 pm
He says in the article it didn't cause him to retireBarnes says it was a moment that could have fast-tracked his retirement as the abuse became more intense following criticism from South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus.
"Without doubt, it was a moment where you think 'why do we do this?'" he said.
"But then you sit down and talk about it and realise there is only 10 months to go [until the World Cup] and you don't want the keyboard warriors to win."
Nowhere in the piece does he attribute his retirement to publishing his book. It's all about the abuse he and other officials receive on social media.In his autobiography Throwing the Book, Barnes describes the abuse he has received in the past, which led him to consider quitting as a referee on several occasions.
The Englishman was also subjected to abuse after sending off France captain Antoine Dupont and South Africa flanker Steph du Toit in the Springboks' defeat in Marseille last year.
Barnes says it was a moment that could have fast-tracked his retirement as the abuse became more intense following criticism from South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus.
I suggest you get someone to read that piece to you if you can't understand it.Lord Elpus wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2023 10:58 amNo it isn't according to WB and I'll take his word every time over yours.
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