Manly Warringah Sea Eagles prop Addin Fonua-Blake has tonight apologised unreservedly for his actions following the loss to the Newcastle Knights.
Fonua-Blake was sent off after the final siren for dissent.
After returning to the dressing sheds, Fonua-Blake was very remorseful and sought permission to personally apologise to referee Grant Atkins which he then did.
“Referees have a very tough job and we all need to respect their decisions even when we may not agree with them,’’ Fonua-Blake said
“I should not have let my emotions get the better of me and I am very sorry for the comments I made.
“I'd also like to offer my sincere apology to anyone offended by the regrettable language that I used. I let myself and my Club down. That is not who I am or what this Club stands for.”