Ex-Munster and Irish fullback-wing 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 in-form Zebo received a telling-off by referee Nigel Owens after the try for the disrespectful display, to which Zebo apologised live.
Simon Zebo taunts his opponent as he scores ?
Nigel Owens isn't impressed ?
Simon Zebo apologises ?
— Watch the Heineken Champions Cup on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 20, 2018
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.
Really sorry to Michael Lowry
Got too excited and I don’t do stuff like that as long as I’ve played.
I wouldn’t like my kids doing that and I’m disappointed in myself ..
Made a mistake, not in the spirit of the game..keep up the great work
The display of showboating also caught the eye of many watching the game, who were quick to disapprove of Zebo’s actions.
Zebo showboats against Ulster and former Irish teammates when game well over. No class. Glad he’s gone from the Irish team. Take your time coming back, mate. @Munsterrugby @racing92 @SimonZebo #heinekencup #rugby
— Peter (@peteracosgrove) October 20, 2018
Just one week after Simon Zebo had a pop at keyboard warriors who slagged off Freddie Burns over that botched try, the ex-Munster man is taunting an Ulster player on the field of play. Apologises alright, but quite hypocritical.
— Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) October 20, 2018
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.
I see Simon Zebo is the worst person in the world now…. pic.twitter.com/yFJpSHvYd8
— Anthony O'Connor (@Antcon7062) October 20, 2018
Aside from the antics, Zebo has hit a rich vein of form this year at Racing, where he has notched seven tries in eight appearances across the Top 14 and Champions Cup, however, due to playing in France outside of Ireland’s Pro14 clubs he is currently unable to be picked in Joe Schmidt’s national team on policy.
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