A pro rugby player in England won’t be hitting the pitch for the next TWO AND A HALF MONTHS … and it’s all ’cause he grabbed and pinched some dude’s junk in a game.
A disciplinary committee announced the 10-week suspension Thursday … saying when Joe Marler inappropriately squeezed a player’s genitals in a Six Nations Championship match last week — he “committed an act of foul play.”
If ya missed it … Marler — a stud player for English rugby squad Harlequin F.C. — reached down and fondled an opponent’s crotch in the Wales vs. England tilt on March 7.
You can see in footage of the incident … the victim was NOT happy about the grab — and tried to point out the illegal squeeze to the refs.
At a hearing this week … a disciplinary committee announced 29-year-old Marler will not be allowed to play again until June 8 — but did say he has the right to appeal.
Marler tweeted — and then deleted — about the incident a day after it went down, writing “Bollocks. Complete bollocks.”
FYI, it was a pretty good deal for Marler all things considered … because he was facing up to a 4-YEAR ban for the move.
Marler is one of the better rugby players in England … reportedly earning more than 60 caps in his international rugby career.