The father of French rugby player Imanol Harinordoquy ran onto the field to defend his son.
Harinordoquy’s 62-year-old dad, Lucien, came down from the stands in the sixth minute of the Basque derby clash between Biarritz and Bayonne and tried to punch Bayonne player Jean-Jo Marmouyet in the face, after seeing his son in trouble.
Before he was able to make contact with Marmouyet, Harinordoquy Snr was tackled to the ground by Bayonne fly-half Benjamin Boyet.
Bayonne president Michel Cacouault condemned the attack and said he’ll file a complaint against Lucien Harinordoquy, who already apologized for his actions.
Asked about his dad’s behavior, Harinordoquy Jr preferred not to comment.