IRB let off Samoan Twitter critic

Samoa center Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has been forced to apologize for comparing his team’s scheduling treatment to the Holocaust, slavery and apartheid and escaped punishment from Rugby World Cup organizers.

Fuimaono-Sapolu who plays for Gloucester vented on Twitter about Samoa’s four-day gap between World Cup matches, saying that Wales’ week off was part of the reason it won their key match 17-10 on Sunday.

Rugby World Cup Limited said in a statement on Tuesday that it considered the Twitter comments “inappropriate” and warned the Samoa Rugby Union on future social media conduct.

The statement added: “RWCL has accepted an official apology and is satisfied with the proactive measures that the union has outlined to RWCL to address the matter.”

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