Since the news broke that Scotland’s star flyhalf Finn Russell has been sent home for behavioural issues ahead of their first Six Nations game against Ireland, the Internet has been responding accordingly.

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The BBC first reported on Thursday morning that Russell had left camp, after he failed to show up for Monday’s training session following a late-night drinking session at the team hotel which broke team protocol.

The flyhalf is one of Scotland’s best players and integral to their Six Nations campaign, which sent many disappointed fans online to vent about his upcoming absence. Among the many upset fans were those able to spin humorous takes on the matter.

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Russell flew back to Paris and turned out for his club side Racing 92 in the Top 14 yesterday, starting in the side’s 27-0 win over Castres.

Following the victory, the team posted a photo of the squad in the changing rooms in which Russell can be seen in the middle with his top off with others pointing at him.

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