Richmond's Josh Caddy apologises for sledge during Hawthorn match
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Richmond's Josh Caddy apologises for sledge during Hawthorn match

Richmond forward Josh Caddy has apologised for abuse he directed towards Hawthorn players during last Thursday night's qualifying final.

Caddy could be heard over the umpire's microphone saying to Daniel Howe "you're a spastic," with the Tigers player accusing the tagger of staging for a free kick.

Under fire: Josh Caddy.

Under fire: Josh Caddy.Credit:Joe Armao

On Tuesday, Caddy released an apology on social media, saying he was "deeply remorseful".

"I'd like to apologise for the way I acted during last Thursday night's game.

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"I apologise to both James [Frawley] and Daniel for the remark I made and am deeply remorseful to have offended people in the community.

"The insensitive comments were made in the heat of the moment but that is no excuse and I accept that the language overstepped the mark, was a terrible look, and is totally unacceptable.

"For that, I am truly sorry."

Last year, GWS defender Heath Shaw apologised after a microphone picked him up calling Sydney opponent Tom Papley a "f---ing retard" during a match.

with AAP

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