A spectator at Saturday's clash between Manly and Melbourne has been arrested by police after confronting Storm centre Will Chambers in the tunnel as he left the field following a sin-binning.
Chambers was sent to the bin after a high shot on Manly's Jack Gosiewski, with the fan appearing to lash out at him verbally as he entered the players' tunnel.
The spectator was restrained by security, handcuffed and removed from the ground by NSW police.
Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler apologised on behalf of the club following the game.
"He was able to reach through, thankfully no harm came to him, nor should it. He didn't make contact with Will," Hasler said.
"All I can do at this point is offer our apologies and certainly that's not needed in sport."
Chambers himself took to social media a few hours after the match finished to thank the Manly club and officials for speaking publicly in support of him.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy was quick to point out Hasler should not have had to apologise for a fan's behaviour.
"I didn't know about it until I was walking here," Bellamy said.
"I know Des has apologised, he doesn't need to apologise. We don't need that behaviour from our crowds. I think Manly have done everything they could security-wise.
"It was just one of those things that happened. There's no reason for Des to apologise. At the end of the day it's someone in the crowd that's made a decision that's not good for our game.
"There's no ill-feeling towards Manly as a club. That's a rogue supporter doing something he shouldn't be doing."
It's believed the man has not been formally charged from the incident and did not make physical contact with Chambers.
He was set to be released on Saturday night pending a further review.