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Cooper apologises for Twitter rant
27 Jul 2015 09:09
Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper has apologised for lashing out at media criticism with an expletive-riddled post on his Twitter feed.
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The polarising playmaker was criticised on social media after being sin-binned during the Wallabies' 34-9 win over Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday and duly rose to the bait.
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"Invite me to you're next team discussion then ask me how much I give a f*** about your team selection? Zero f***s given," he said in a post on Sunday, which was quickly deleted.
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He later followed up with an apology.
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"Apologies for any offensive language used on my Twitter feed. I appreciate the support," he tweeted.
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Cooper's outburst sparked speculation of disharmony within the Wallabies camp but the New Zealand-born 27-year-old said he had taken issue with something he had read.
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"As footballers, we're still human beings. We've got feelings," he told Australian media at the Wallabies' Mendoza hotel on Sunday.
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"I bit back at a bit of criticism and I used some language that probably shouldn't have been used. There was some online criticism directed at me personally.
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"I've never been one to read into media but this one time it caught my eye. I'm disappointed in myself for getting trapped in that. At the end of the day, it got to me this one time."
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