Gavin Henson dismissed by Cardiff Blues

Gavin Henson has been sacked by Cardiff Blues.

Henson’s dismissal by the Blues comes after he behaved inappropriately on a flight back from Glasgow following his side’s 31-3 loss at Firhill.

It is alleged he threw ice at other passengers on the aeroplane.

Henson admitted he had been drinking following the Friday night match, and travelled with the rest of the squad back to the Welsh capital on a flight where his behaviour was deemed inappropriate.

The Blues’ management committee discussed the incident and found they had to choice but to terminate the 30-year old’s contract.

Blues CEO Richard Holland said: “Gavin Henson is obviously a talented rugby player and it's unfortunate that his career at the Blues has ended this way.

“Gavin admitted himself that his behaviour was totally unacceptable and the immediate termination of his contract sends out a clear message that behaviour like that will not be tolerated at the Blues."

“We have a duty to our supporters and sponsors to protect the good name of Cardiff Blues and those associated with our brand."

On Sunday following the incident back home, Henson publically apologised to his team mates, the club and the Flybe airline staff.

He said: “I admit I had been out drinking in Glasgow on the Friday night following our game against Glasgow Warriors and had stupidly carried on drinking on the flight, for which I am truly embarrassed about.

“I can see that drinking and behaving inappropriately on that flight as a professional sportsman at 7am has caused offence to members of the public.

“Drinking on that plane was inexcusable and I know that I must take responsibility for it.”