Jordan Tansey offers Crusaders' players apology
Crusaders player Jordan Tansey has apologised after seven players were suspended for a breach of discipline.
"We realise that our behaviour was unacceptable and we fully accept the disciplinary action taken by the club," he said.
"I would like to say on behalf of all of the players who have been suspended, how sorry we are for our behaviour."
Tansey was suspended along with Lloyd White, Jason Chan, Richard Moore, Gil Dudson, Peter Lupton and Jarrod Sammut
The players will miss Saturday's Super League game against Hull Kingston Rovers at the Racecourse.
In suspending the players, Crusaders chief executive Rod Findlay said the club's code of discipline had been broken.
Findlay did not reveal details of what happened but former Leeds and Hull full-back Tansey has apologised on behalf of his fellow players.
"We realise that as professional sportsmen we are in a privileged position and we have a responsibility to set an example and act as role models," he added.
"Sadly we fell way below those standards in our actions last week.
"We have let down our fellow players, management, and most of all the fans who support us so loyally every week.
"We have formally apologised to our team mates and all the coaching staff, and wanted to take this opportunity to do exactly the same to the Crusaders supporters.
"We will ensure that there is no repeat of this and we hope you will all come on down and support the team, just as we will be doing this weekend."