Freddie Burns tweets emotional statement after mistake cost Bath
Two big errors by Freddie Burns in the final six minutes cost Bath a potential opening Champions Cup win over Toulouse at a stunned Rec.
With the visitors leading 22-20 in the 74th minute, the full-back missed a penalty right in front of the posts.
We’ve all been there… 😢
Keep your head up, Freddie Burns 👊 pic.twitter.com/JM3U5LcG86
— Watch #ShoulderToShoulder on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 13, 2018
Moments later, Burns thought he had made amends when he crossed, but as he started celebrating the ball was poked out of his hand by Maxime Medard.
The 28-year-old has since released a statement on Twitter, insisting he will learn from this:
Love this sport for the highs and the lows. Today was an ultimate low and a mistake I’ll learn from. I’ll continue to give my best as I always do. Lastly just apologies to the boys and the supporters for the mistake. I’ll bounce back… thanks for the support 👍🏼
— Freddie Burns (@FreddieBurns) October 13, 2018