We’ve pretty much blown our wad of Dad-related puns in the last couple of days, so please God there’ll be no more embarrassing clips of fathers getting into fights at rugby matches. We will allow one more however and after Lucien Harinodaquy – father of France international, Imanol – ran on to the pitch during the meeting of Biarritz and Bayonne (which he has subsequently apologised for), the folks at Rugbydump.com went through the archives to see if they could find anything similar.
They struck ‘unnecessarily violent parent’ gold when they uncovered this clip of Romana Graham’s dad – also called Romana – getting involved in some fistcuffs on the sideline of a match between Hamilton Marist and Hautapu in New Zealand. Keep an eye on the background because that’s where the action gets going before the players notice the furore and wade in as well. As saying goes ‘soccer is a game for gentlemen played by thugs and rugby is a game for thugs played by the children of thugs.’