Rugby fans have reacted with disgust to what they saw as a deliberate eye gouge in a Top 14 game at the weekend.
The game between Grenoble and Brive was a bad-tempered affair, with three red cards shown after a brawl broke out as the referee blew the whistle for halftime.
— LYY (@brmwgn) September 11, 2016
But things got even uglier in the second half, after Grenoble’s Armand Batlle went over for a try.
Opposition player Mathieu Ugalde appeared to gouge Batlle's eye socket, with cameras catching the incident from two angles.
Fans of the game were unimpressed, with many calling for a lengthy or even lifetime ban for the player. The Top 14 disciplinary committee have yet to make any decision in relation to the incident.
Grenoble went on to win 36-23, but it’s a game that will be remembered more for these moments than the scoreline.