London - For some, meeting the British prime minister at Downing Street might be a slightly daunting occasion. But for British Lion Manu Tuilagi, it was simply a chance to endow David Cameron with “bunny ears”.
Tuilagi gave Cameron “bunny ears” while stood behind and to the left of the Conservative Party leader as a group of players and management posed for a photo at the function to honour the Lions' 2-1 series victory over Australia.
Tuilagi has since apologised for the prank.
Using Twitter to express his remorse for the incident, Tuilagi said: “Apologies for messing around on Lions photo. No offence intended. Great Day at Downing Street. Thanks to Prime Minister for hosting us.”
A No 10 source said Cameron had “a good sense of humour” and would probably be “relaxed about the whole thing”.
This is not the first time Tuilagi has been embroiled in controversy after he jumped from a ferry during England’s World Cup campaign in 2011.
He was detained and given a formal warning by New Zealand police and fined by England. - The Independent and Daily Mail