I didn't spot any gouging there but punching and kneeing a man in the head whilst he is laid out on the floor is criminal and inexcuseable.
The qualities of the incident obvious and truly detrimental to the sport involved but I did say it was not the incident,nor the sport itself, so much as the difference in reaction by the pundits and the outside world that interests and intrigues me. I did not pick this incident because of the sport involved ( though given my own bias in this direction I wouldn't be surprised if people suspected that this was my motivation). I chose this because Youtube put it in my recommended folder because it has the term Rugby associated with it and they use a very poor filtering system which makes it a bit like shopping in a super market. Dave your reaction is understandable and when the Flowers incident took place it was much the way the world reacted, however the difference between the two events and the reaction is remarkable. Though both are on Youtube the way the RL event was covered worldwide is in marked contrast to this very similar and possibly worse occasion is amazing. Whilst I don't think this is part of any silly conspiracy I do find the different experience incredible and question why that should should be the case?