World Rugby said Jaco Peyper apologised for an inappropriate photo on social media but he will not officiate a Rugby World Cup semi-final.
Just one day after being sent off in France's loss to Wales, Sebastien Vahaamahina has called time on his international career.
Rugby World Cup referee Jaco Peyper was pictured with Wales fans appearing to mock France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina.
Wales are through to a World Cup semi-final, having come through a last-eight clash in which Warren Gatland conceded they were second best.
Wales scored a late try to defeat 14-man France and Jacques Brunel questioned whether it should have been awarded.
The Rugby World Cup quarter-final saw the best and worst side of France, as they suffered a self-inflicted meltdown against Wales.
Ross Moriarty pounced for a dramatic late try to give Wales victory and a Rugby World Cup semi-final place at the expense of France.
Chelsea will be without N'Golo Kante for the visit of Newcastle United, with Frank Lampard irked by France's handling of his groin injury.
Warren Gatland has no concerns over Dan Biggar after the fly-half was passed fit despite missing Wales' last match due to concussion.
Warren Gatland has seen Wales' players step it up in training ahead of Sunday's last-eight showdown with France at the Rugby World Cup.