XV of France. Was this the first card of Antoine Dupont’s career?

Like what in life, anything can happen… In any case, that’s what the match againstSouth Africa, with a pillar who went to provoke a superb two against one once the hour of play had passed. With a Anthony Jelonch who was put on the buttocks by a boy giving him back 25 kilos. And even more unthinkable, with a Antoine Dupont who collected a red card. In the stands, we felt many spectators of the Vélodrome speechless, amazed, almost shocked to see the one who seems blessed by the Gods receiving a rusk, red in color at that. It must be said that the best player in the world 2021 is undoubtedly one of the “cleanest” boys in this game today. How many remember Dupont sanctioned with a penalty, with the exception of the one against La Rochelle last month for a contest deemed illegal? Who has the memory of having already seen Toto in the crosshairs of a referee, in Top 14 like with the Blues?

FRANCE RUGBY.  Antoine Dupont sent off against South Africa, his first career red cardFRANCE RUGBY. Antoine Dupont sent off against South Africa, his first career red card

Hence the surprise of his exclusion against South Africa, even though his fault on Cheslin Kolbe was as indisputable as it was involuntary. To support this feeling a little, we give you a thousand: it was the first card sent to Antoine Dupont since… August 2016. That is a little over 6 years! At the time, the child from Castelnau-Magnoac was playing at Castres, didn’t have a hair on his chin and was still mainly a substitute at club level. He had been penalized with a yellow card against Bayonne, for a technical foul on a scratch. For the rest, everything was smooth as rock water for the tricolor captain so far, he who has only just received the 2nd card of his career, therefore. In 192 professional matches…

Red card, concussion, Dupont, the “butchery of Marseille” panicked the supporters on TwitterRed card, concussion, Dupont, the “butchery of Marseille” panicked the supporters on Twitter

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