Fuimaono-Sapolu in new twitter rant
October 6, 2011
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has sparked controversy with his posts on Twitter © Getty Images
Suspended Gloucester centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has once again hit out at the International Rugby Board on Twitter.
The Samoa international will face a World Cup misconduct hearing on Saturday after accusing Welsh referee Nigel Owens of bias during Samoa's defeat to South Africa in their final pool match. And the 30-year-old has now risked further wrath from the IRB by accusing them of failing to acknowledge the anniversary of the Samoan tsunami disaster that claimed the lives of 143 people.
"Our dead not good enough" he said in a Twitter message on Thursday."Minute of silence for USA for 9/11, nothing for Samoa for tsunami. Both games played anniversary days. Our dead not good enough."
The IRB responded by telling AFP, "As agreed with the Samoa Rugby Union, the date was respectfully commemorated with a public address immediately prior to kick-off and also the wearing of black armbands to remember those who tragically lost their lives."
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