Bunny ears prank 'just fun' - David Cameron
September 18, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the British & Irish Lions to Downing Street © Getty Images
David Cameron has told Manu Tuilagi there is no need to apologise for giving the Prime Minister "bunny ears" during a photo shoot at Downing Street.
The British & Irish Lions star apologised for the prank he played during a team visit to the Prime Minister's residence, but Cameron told him he knew it was "just a bit of fun".
Manu Tuilagi might need to sharpen his decision-making skills%]
The England centre stuck his fingers behind the PM's head during a photo shoot of players and management during an event to honour the Lions' victory over Australia, creating the "bunny ears" effect.
Tuilagi insisted as he apologised that he meant no offence to the office of the Prime Minister, subsequently tweeting Mr Cameron: "Cheers for having a great sense of humour @David_Cameron always welcome around mine for dinner and to get me back!"
Tuilagi is no stranger to controversy, having been fined £3000 by the Rugby Football Union for jumping from a ferry during England's Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign in New Zealand two years ago.
Tuilagi was cautioned by police on that occasion, and disciplined by then England coach Martin Johnson.
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