Tom Youngs will miss this season’s league final against the Wasps after Leicester made him unavailable after being accused of disrespecting a match official in the loss to Bristol.
Youngs faces an independent online disciplinary panel on Thursday, June 17th.
The charge comes in the wake of the incident when nerves broke out at the end of a Split match on 5 June.
Youngs was charged with “conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Federation and the game”.
The Bristol Bears, the Premier League leaders, secured their semi-final match at home with a slim extra-point win over Mattuille Woods and Welford Road.
Tigers coach Steve Borthwick and Bears rugby team manager Pat Lamm had a heated discussion with referee Ian Tempest over who should replace Bristol Tetaz Chaparro when he was sent to Sin-Bin.
Leicester have made the decision to drop the Youngs’ prostitute of choice, which means he will miss Leicester’s away game against the Wasps on Saturday, 12 June at Ricoh Arena.