Gavin Henson sacked

Gavin Henson has been sacked by Cardiff Blues after his suspension for drunken behaviour on a flight from Glasgow on Saturday morning. The 30 year old Welsh star had earlier apologised and said he was "truly embarrassed" by the incident.

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Gavin Henson banned for six months by airline

Shortly after the announcement that Gavin Henson had been sacked by Cardiff, Flybe issued a statement saying that they had informed the player that he has been banned from using the airline for six months.

A company spokesperson said:

The safety of our passengers and staff is Flybe's number one priority and as such the airline has a zero tolerance attitude to unruly behaviour on board our aircraft.

We are grateful for Mr Henson's apology following Saturday's flight from Glasgow to Cardiff.

However, in line with company policy, we have written to him, informing him that he will be banned from Flybe services for a period of six months.

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Gavin Henson: a history of previous controversies

October 2005: Henson releases a book entitled 'My Grand Slam Year' chronicling Wales' RBS 6 Nations success and his experiences on the Lions tour of New Zealand. Comments about other players and life in the Wales camp mean he is forced to apologise in front of his team-mates.

December 19, 2005: Henson is initially banned for 10 weeks, reduced to seven weeks on appeal, after elbowing Leicester prop Alex Moreno.

December 10, 2007: Henson is charged with disorderly conduct over his behaviour on a train after helping Ospreys beat Harlequins. The case is later dropped.

April 18, 2011: Having left the Ospreys for Saracens and then Toulon, things appear to be looking up for Henson when he scores a try on his debut for the French club. But after his second appearance, he is involved in an altercation with team-mates in a nightclub and is suspended for a week.

Cardiff Blues: Behaviour like that will not be tolerated

Cardiff Blues sack Gavin Henson
Cardiff Blues have confirmed they have sacked Gavin Henson Credit: PA

Blues chief executive Richard Holland said in a club statement: "The Cardiff Blues management have discussed the matter at length but have acted swiftly since the incident occurred on Saturday morning.

"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.

"Gavin Henson is obviously a talented rugby player and it's unfortunate that his career at the Blues has ended this way."

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