George North knocked out cold; Twitter argues over red card

George North was knocked out for the third time in two months on the rugby field last night in an incident which resulted in a controversial red card for Wasps' Nathan Hughes.

George North knocked out cold; Twitter argues over red card

George North was knocked out for the third time in two months on the rugby field last night in an incident which resulted in a controversial red card for Wasps' Nathan Hughes.

Hughes was sent off for kneeing the Northampton and British and Irish Lion in the head as he scored Saints' and his second try.

The Wasps number eight complained it was unintentional, but after watching replays on the big screen, referee Craig Maxwell-Keys decided to issue a red card five minutes before half-time.

After suffering concussion in Wales's opening Six Nations match against England, when he was knocked out twice, there were worrying scenes as North lay motionless on the ground.

He started moving shortly afterwards as medics attended to him before he was stretchered from the pitch.

Northampton came from behind to win a tumultuous clash 52-30 at Franklin's Gardens and move 14 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

The red card decision has divided people on Twitter with many sympathising with North but also arguing the collision was accidental and didn't warrant a sending off.

Others suggested Hughes could easily have avoided the coillision.

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