Harinordoquy's father cops ban
December 16, 2011
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Imanol Harinordoquy's father has been banned from Biarritz's Aguilera Stadium for the rest of the season.
Lucien Harinordoquy ran onto the pitch during Biarritz's Top 14 clash with Bayonne to protect his son Imanol who was involved in a scuffle off the ball. Harinordoquy senior confronted Jean-Jo Marmouyet before being unceremoniously thrown to the ground by another Bayonne player. Both sides were hit with a €5k fine as a result but Lucien Harinordoquy has been hit with a penalty of his own.
Biarritz have been banned from playing one match at their Aguilera Stadium ground as a result. The penalty comes into action from January 1 meaning they will have to play their clash with Toulouse - currently pencilled in for the weekend of February 10-12 - at an alternative venue. Saint-Sebastien, Pau and Bordeaux have all been mooted as possibilities.
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