Leo Cullen has apologised for a “throwaway remark” he made during the post-match press conference after Leinster’s 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS last weekend.
During that press conference, the Leinster head coach stated:
“Glasgow rugby players all support Rangers I’ve been told so everybody in Glasgow should be supporting us, the Celtic fans for sure.”
“Hopefully, we’ll have a few of those [Celtic] fans next week because Glasgow rugby is probably more Rangers supporters over there than Celtic ones.”
At the time, the comments were made with tongue firmly in cheek but that didn’t stop some people, particularly on social media, to outline the dissatisfaction with the 41-year-old’s remarks.
Cullen, speaking at Celtic Park this afternoon after his side’s Captain’s Run, opened his press conference with an apology to anyone he may have offended.
“After the game last week, our semi-final, I made a comment that seemed to attract plenty of attention,” Cullen said as reported by The42.
“Just so that we’re all aware, it was a throwaway remark, it was made in jest and I didn’t mean to offend anyone.
“For any individuals that I did offend, I apologise to them.”
Leinster have named a strong side for tomorrow’s clash with Glasgow Warriors which you can view here.