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If you're excited and happy, you never know what could happen next. When celebrating, some people often go crazy and do unexpected things.

That's exactly what happened on a rugby field in France. During the final moments of a French Rugby League match, a 14-man Nevers team managed to hold on to the ball and even score a try. That try meant that they won the game.

That try also got Fijian winger, Josaia Raisuqe, so excited that he decided to celebrate in the only way he could think of at that moment… to lift the ref.

The ref, Laurent Milotte, didn’t like the celebration at all. In fact, he was so disgusted by it that he gave Raisuqe a red card right there and then.

Raisuqe told Midi Olympique newspaper "at the end of the match, the first person I saw was the referee and I lifted him up. It was awkward, but I didn't mean to hurt him! I was just happy."

Unfortunately, the French National Rugby League didn't see the funny side and announced on Wednesday that the 26-year-old player has been banned for five weeks because of the incident.

Note to Raisuqe: Next time, lift your teammate, not the ref.

Watch the Footy Balls video below to see how it all went down… or up in this case!

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