“It would be inappropriate to make further comment while we are establishing the facts,” World Rugby said in a statement.
Jaco Peyper, the referee of the quarter-final Galles-France was photographed, Sunday, October 20, after the meeting, with Welsh fans, imitating the elbow that earned a red card to the French Sebastien Vahaamahina. In this match, the second line of the XV of France had a very bad move on the third line Welsh Aaron Wainwright, which was worth a final exclusion in the 49th minute. The International Rugby Federation, World Rugby, claims to investigate this shot.
Jaco Peyper in a beautiful tribute to Vahaamahina. Picture of Fabien Heuzé pic.twitter.com/g5vo93413s
– Arnaud Coudry (@ArnaudCoudry) October 20, 2019
“World Rugby is aware of a photo on social media showing Jaco Peyper with a group of Wales fans after the quarter-final between Wales and France yesterday (Sunday) in Oita.” to make further comment while we are establishing the facts “said the International Federation in a statement.
“This photo, if true, is shocking and explanations will be needed”, reacted, on Sunday evening, the vice-president of the French Federation (FFR), Serge Simon, on his account Twitter.