England prop Joe Marler has risked sanction from the Rugby Football Union after using social media to direct an obscene remark at former Australia coach Bob Dwyer.
Marler used Twitter to call Dwyer “a wanker” in response to his claim that Dan Cole scrummaged illegally in the first Test against the Wallabies last Saturday.
The tweet was quickly deleted.
The RFU has strict guidelines on the use of social media and Marler, a member of the Elite Player Squad, now faces a reprimand.
“How anyone could have allowed Dan Cole to scrummage the way he did was absolutely beyond me,” Dwyer had said after England’s 39-28 win in Brisbane.
Marler, who ruled himself out of England’s tour to Australia following a troubled end to the season, responded to Dwyer on Twitter.