We can only hope that you've had a chance to read Martin Castrogiovanni's comments during the Leicester press conference after his Toulon side succumbed to a 25-21 defeat at Welford Road. The immediate impact of his remarks is that somewhat incredibly, the former Leicester man is being investigated by Champions Cup authorities.
Before that decision had been announced, Castrogiovanni today explained why he felt the need to get is point across in such a way. He apologised for the language used, however, he fully stood by the sentiment of what he said.
First of all I want to make amends for my profanity and apologise to everyone feeling offended by what I said. I’m sorry if my words have created misunderstandings. It also was not my intention to offend anyone, but only to point out my position after some statements.
I hate lies and hypocrisy. I have always been a loyal person and I have been loyal to all the people I worked with. I felt to be attacked but moreover Toulon was attacked and my feelings were I had to protect my team from yet another provocation.
The Italian international went on to explain that his love of Leicester was the reason for his anger and you get the sense that Richard Cockerill is not going to change that.
I have always loved the Tigers. I grew up there and spent seven wonderful years, unique. Leicester supporters have made me feel at home, a beautiful piece of my heart is still there and when I went away it was not because of my will. I love rugby and the only thing I want to do is play, so I went to France, at Toulon, one of the best teams in the world.