WATCH: Irish fans rage as referee fails to reach for a card after sickening hit on Dave Kearney
It's like a battlefield out there.
Sean O'Brien limped off, Mike McCarthy was a bloody mess and Johnny Sexton was left in a heap after an off the ball challenge.
But Dave Kearney looked to have taken the worst hit of all as he was forced off in the first half of Ireland's second Six Nations tie in Paris.
Kearney was clattered by a high shoulder from French hooker Guilhem Guirado and left the pitch with his arm clung tight to his chest in a makeshift sling.
The players couldn't believe it.
Can someone please explain how France haven't had two yellow cards for guirado and maestri?
— luke fitzgerald (@lukefitz11) February 13, 2016
@lukefitz11 match officials must have had a blinder on the Red Vino last night!!!!!
— Sean Cronin (@SeanCronin2) February 13, 2016
— Gordon D'Arcy (@Gordonwdarcy) February 13, 2016
— Trevor Hogan (@TrevHogan) February 13, 2016
And it wasn't just the players and former players who were incensed.
Poor dave kearney, that's what I call a spear tackle to the neck, ref needs to put his foot down #IREvFRA
— Ben Monaghan (@BenMon92) February 13, 2016
Just watching the assault on Dave Kearney again. Yellow at least but not given. And there was intent in hit on Sexton if not much contact.
— Matt Cooper (@cooper_m) February 13, 2016
That's attempted murder on Dave Kearney imo!!
— Keith Galvin (@Galvo1995) February 13, 2016
— James Henry (@jhenry_irl) February 13, 2016
Yoann Maestri on Sexton and Guilhem Guirado on Dave Kearney...be interesting to see if those challenges trouble the citing officers
— Nick Purewal (@NickPurewal) February 13, 2016