Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Lamont reprimanded for twitter post

Rory Lamont

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full-back Rory Lamont has been reprimanded after calling Barack Obama a "whore" on Twitter.

The 29-year-old, who is set to start for the Warriors in Sunday's Heineken Cup clash with Leinster, made the remarks about the US president on the social networking website and has been reminded about his future conduct by the Scottish Rugby Union.

A statement from the SRU read: "We have spoken to Rory about the tweets identified and he fully accepts the language used was completely inappropriate and has apologised unreservedly for offence caused."

It added: "Social media provides a platform for our players to engage with fans and act as ambassadors for our team and the sport in general.

"We do make players aware of how best to use social media, such as Twitter, so they can make the most of the service."

Lamont wrote on January 4: "The rise of (Republican presidential hopeful) Ron Paul in the US has to be the most inspiring story in western politics. He doesn't work for wall street like that whore Obama."

Lamont, who is yet to delete the message, said: "If I have ever caused any offence from the language used in my tweets I do apologise."

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