Rugby Player Pranks British PM
Manu Tuilagi apparently thought David Cameron looked good with bunny ears
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 17, 2013 10:30 AM CDT
British Lions' Manu Tuilagi puts two fingers behind the head of British PM David Cameron, center left, as they pose for a picture at a reception at 10 Downing St., London, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.   (Sang Tan)

(Newser) – Rugby player Manu Tuilagi has apologized to British Prime Minister David Cameron after punking him with bunny ears during a photo at Downing Street yesterday. Members of the Lions were invited to the PM's official residence following their 2-1 series victory over Australia this summer. The center took to Twitter to apologize, writing: "Apologies for messing around on Lions photo. No offence intended. Great Day at Downing Street. Thanks to Prime Minister for hosting us."

It's not his first scrape with controversy: Tuilagi sparked a brouhaha two years ago at the World Cup in New Zealand when he was fined almost $5,000 by the English Rugby Union and cautioned by police after jumping from a ferry the day after England was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals.

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angelakolios
Sep 17, 2013 5:03 PM CDT
I feel that there is a time and place for jokes and a time and place to be respectful. this fool doesn't know the difference.
GeminiMishy
Sep 17, 2013 12:45 PM CDT
That's a controversy? Seems like a silly joke.
Edgar
Sep 17, 2013 11:42 AM CDT
I`m not sure about anywhere else but in England, that sign does not refer to " Rabbits " !!!