Footy followers have accused Raiders star Corey Horsburgh of being disrespectful whereas the Last Post was performed on the weekend.
Canberra Raiders star Corey Horsburgh has apologised after he was filmed blowing bubbles whereas chewing gum because the Last Post performed earlier than kick-off in opposition to the Panthers.
The Last Post rung out earlier than all NRL video games throughout the lengthy weekend, which culminated with the standard Dragons vs Roosters recreation and Melbourne vs the Warriors on Anzac Day itself.
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The bugle name, which is performed at Commonwealth navy funerals and ceremonies, commemorates those that have misplaced their lives in battle.
But because the Last Post echoed round Penrith’s BlueBet Stadium on Sunday night, Fox League’s cameras captured Horsburgh chewing gum and blowing a bubble.
Several rugby league followers voiced their disgust on social media, branding the 24-year-old’s behaviour disrespectful.
Horsburgh apologised in an Instagram publish on Tuesday morning, claiming he “completely forgot” the gum was in his mouth.
“Just wanted to post message to say I’m sorry if I offended anyone on the weekend during the ANZAC day ceremony before our game against the Panthers,” he wrote.
“It was an honest mistake and in no way did I mean to cause offence to anyone.
“I always chew gum before a game and completely forgot it was still in my mouth before I ran out.
“I have the deepest respect for the ANZAC day tradition and it was an honour to be involved in the game on Sunday.”
Penrith in the end secured a snug 36-6 victory over the Raiders, with Panthers centre Stephen Crichton scoring a hat-trick.
Panthers followers torn down for cocky gesture
Midway by the second half, with the Panthers main 24-6, followers on the foot of the mountains mocked the Raiders with their very own rendition of the Viking Clap.
The Viking Clap turned a staple of Canberra dwelling video games a number of years in the past as a method of supporting their aspect and intimidating the opposition, however Penrith supporters re-purposed it for themselves to rub salt into the injuries.
The act divided followers on social media, with some calling it only a little bit of enjoyable whereas others thought it lacked class.
The Daily Telegraph experiences the Raiders have been “privately seething” after Panthers followers mocked their membership however coach Ricky Stuart wasn’t within the temper to speak about it in his post-match press convention.
“I have got not thoughts mate,” Stuart mentioned. “Is that really a big focus point?
“F*** me dead.”
Panthers coach Ivan Cleary was additionally requested if the Viking Clap was disrespectful.
“I don’t think anyone should be getting too sensitive about stuff like that,” he responded.
“The crowd pay their money. They are the lifeblood of the game. It is not just your home crowd, it is every crowd.
“That is what you want. You want people turning up in droves, which has been happening. I would imagine because I don’t really know, that it is just a bit of fun and games.”
Canberra will subsequent face the Warriors at Moreton Daily Stadium on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm AEST.