Former Hull FC star Josh Reynolds has been forced to apologise to an official.
This comes after the Canterbury Bulldogs snapped their losing run with a win away at St George Illawarra Dragons.
Before the game Cameron Ciraldo made a big call in dropping Kyle Flanagan and giving a first start to Josh Reynolds.
Reynolds was typically at the heart of a gutsy win but had an altercation with the official at halftime.
Reynolds slammed a decision as “bullsh*t” and was subsequently brought over to the referee Grant Atkins.
He and skipper Reed Mahoney were brought over with Atkins addressing Mahoney about Reynolds.
“I beg your pardon. Come out here. Don’t say a word.” Atkins said upon hearing Reynolds’ response.
“If this bloke speaks to me like this again, he goes. Take that ten minutes now to work it out. If he comes at me about anything, he goes.”
You can watch the interaction here:
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Reynolds has been charged for a grade one offence and fined $1000.
He has also now issued an apology.
“I am really sorry for all the kids that had to hear that,” Reynolds told The Big Sports Breakfast.
“It’s obviously not a great look. I love being a role-model for the young kids.
“Costing my team a penalty like that kills me. Hopefully people can understand that I was fairly riled up.
“I’ll be honest and say that I wish I chose my wording a bit better. I really do mean that. One hundred per cent.
“To clear everything up, it wasn’t an actual personal attack on the ref. It wasn’t about him at all. It was more about the situation.
“I’m sure people can understand that, in the heat of battle, as a player, I’m allowed to ask a question and I’m allowed to have an opinion on that call.”