Sun 21 Oct 2018 | 10:13

Referee puts cocky player in his place

Referee puts cocky player in his place
Sun 21 Oct 2018 | 10:13
Referee puts cocky player in his place
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Former Munster and Irish utility back Simon Zebo has taken to Twitter to issue a public apology to fullback Michael Lowry after taunting him during the act of scoring a try in Racing’s 44-12 win over Ulster.

The Irishman pointed a finger at Ulster fullback Michael Lowry after dotting down.

The in-form Zebo received a telling-off by referee Nigel Owens after the try for the disrespectful display, to which Zebo apologised live.

“I don’t think you need to do that so I suggest you apologise to him for that, please. Apologise,” Owens said.

Zebo’s remorse has extended to post-match, as he has since gone a step further to publicly apologise to Ulster’s fullback through his social media account, explaining he ‘got too excited’ and has ‘made a mistake’.

He stated he would not be happy to see his own kids behave like that and has disappointed himself.

The display of showboating also caught the eye of many watching the game, who were quick to disapprove of Zebo’s actions.

 

Whilst others were quick to jump to his defence, pointing out that it isn’t the first time an Irish superstar has been involved in an on-field exchange.

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Referee Puts Cocky Player In His Place | Rugby365