SHETLAND actor Douglas Henshall has apologised after posting a 'dumb and inflammatory' tweet after the Celtic v Rangers game. 

After Celtic beat Rangers 4-0 on Saturday, the 56-year-old actor later posted about it on his Twitter page.

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He wrote: "It's always a good day when the H*ns get humped. Lol." 

Since attracting controversy for the choice of the word, with one fan calling the tweet "really disappointing", Douglas has removed the post and issued an apology to his followers.

This morning, he wrote: "I’ve taken down a tweet I sent over the weekend. It was dumb and inflammatory and completely misjudged. My apologies to anyone offended by it."