Liam Watts has apologised to fans after his red card during Hull FC’s win over Warrington on Friday night.
The prop was sent off late on for a coming together with Warrington’s Dominic Crosby.
“Can I firstly say that wasn’t a head butt and was merely caressing Dom’s forehead with mine in a friendly manner,” Watts posted on his Twitter page with his tongue in cheek.
“I wasn’t happy about the tackle and I just lost my head in the heat of the moment. People that know me know that it’s not in my nature to react like that.
“I’d just like to apologise to all the kids that saw it and that’s how not to act on a rugby pitch when things flare up.
“Very unsportsmanlike and very disappointed in myself. I’ll learn from this for the better. Also big up to the fans that braved the cold to support us.”
Head coach Lee Radford meanwhile was fuming with Watts post-match, following his fourth red card in little under a year.
“I’ve no sympathy. It was a pathetic effort. He’s going to miss a lot of games and deserves it,” Radford said.
“It was a pathetic attempt at a head-butt first and foremost and it was a crazy time to do it. It’s crazy to do anything like that in any game as well.”
Watts will more than likely receive a ban to rule him out of the imminent future, with the disciplinary news usually coming out on Monday.
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