Cameron bunny ears 'just a bit of fun'
British PM David Cameron keeps a sense of humour over Manu Tuilagi's photo prank, as coach says the rugby player was being "a bit daft".PT0M59S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2tyfv 620 349 September 18, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron has told rugby prankster Manu Tuilagi there is no need to apologise for giving the Prime Minister "bunny ears" during a photo shoot at Downing Street.
The British and Irish Lions star apologised for the prank he played during a team visit to the official residence but Mr Cameron told him he knew it was "just a bit of fun".
The Prime Minister tweeted: "Manutuilagi it was great to welcome you and the lionsofficial team to No10. No need to apologise, I know it was just a bit of fun."
British and Irish Lions rugby player Manu Tuilagi gestures behind the head of British Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: AFP
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 was forced to apologise for the playful prank and insisted he meant no offence.
Using Twitter to express his remorse, the player said: "Apologies for messing around on Lions photo. No offence intended. Great Day at Downing Street. Thanks to Prime Minister for hosting us."
The photo call was at 10 Downing Street. Photo: AFP
It is not the first time Tuilagi has been the centre of controversy. He was fined by the Rugby Football Union after he jumped from a ferry during England's World Cup campaign in New Zealand two years ago.
Tuilagi was cautioned by police on that occasion and disciplined by then England coach Martin Johnson.