As Land Of My Fathers boomed out across the Millenium Stadium, I spotted this noisome object attached to the ear of a Welsh mascot. Tattoos are one, unnecessary and unpleasant thing on a rugby player but this? There are two possibilities if worn in earnest:
(1) It would take half the face off an opposing player in the ruck or a tackle;
(2) It would facilitate the removal of the boy's ear in any contact.
Those are practical, rugby-based points against the unpleasant piece of ironmongery. There is another point about it.
It's just so wrong.