A teenager has got his own back on a British rugby player who made a ‘bunny ears’ gesture behind David Cameron’s head on a photo – by doing the same to him.
Jack Quinton, 17, of Willenhall had his photograph taken with Leicester Tigers and England rugby player, Manu Tuilagi, outside the Tigers’ rugby ground.
Last week the Leicester centre was forced to apologise after making the same gesture behind David Cameron’s head during a photocall – although the Prime Minister said there was ‘no need’ to say sorry.
Tuilagi played the prank as the British and Irish Lions team posed for pictures in Downing Street.
The players were invited to Number 10 after their series victory over Australia this summer.
Former Deansfield Community School pupil Jack, of Moseley Road, said: “I was at Leicester Stadium to watch a match when I saw Manu. My friends had dared me to ask him for a photograph and do bunny ears behind his head, just like he had done to the Prime Minister.
“He didn’t know I had done it at the time but when I looked at his Twitter account, I saw someone had tweeted a video of me doing it and he had responded saying he loved it.
“Since then I have had tweets from people all over the world saying it was a great prank.”
It is not the first time the rugby star has been the centre of controversy. In 2011, he was fined £3,000 by the Rugby Football Union after he jumped from a ferry during England’s World Cup campaign in New Zealand.