Welsh bad boy Henson suspended by Blues after incident on flight from Scotland
23:11 GMT, 31 March 2012
Gavin Henson's rugby career is under threat again after the Wales international was suspended by Cardiff Blues on Saturday night following an alleged incident on a plane.
A number of the Cardiff team, including 30-year-old Henson, are claimed to have gone out in Glasgow on Friday night after they had lost 31-3 to the Warriors in the RaboDirect PRO12 match.
Henson, who came on as a substitute in the 65th minute, is believed to have returned to the team hotel in the early hours of the morning.
In the dock: Gavin Henson has been suspended by Cardiff Blues
Not the first time: Henson has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons before
There have also been claims of ice
cubes being thrown by members of the Blues’ party on their return flight
to Cardiff yesterday morning.
The Blues management team are due to
meet on Sunday to discuss the matter further and a spokesman said:
‘Cardiff Blues can confirm that Gavin Henson has been suspended with
immediate effect following an incident on the flight back from Scotland
after their match against Glasgow Warriors.’
It is not the first time Henson has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.
In April 2011, he was suspended for
two weeks by the Toulon management following an an alleged fight with
team-mates on a night out after a match against Toulouse.
Henson joined the Blues on an eight-month deal last October, but has not started regularly.
Cardiff travel to Dublin next weekend to meet Heineken Cup champions Leinster in this season’s quarter-finals.