Bristol Bears prop Kyle Sinckler has responded after his foul-mouthed rant directed at referee Karl Dickson went viral on Twitter.
Audio picked up Sinckler asking referee Karl Dickson: ‘Are you ****ing serious?’
Dickson told the Lions tighthead that the ‘language you used is unacceptable’ but took no further action against him.
The England forward has now apologised on Twitter: “Want to apologise for my reaction today. Not the example I want to be setting. Heat of the moment stuff. Will make a conscious effort to improve. My bad”
The Bears beat rivals Exeter 20-7 in a bruising encounter to go above the Chiefs at the top of the Premiership.