By Nik Simon For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 22:34 BST, 20 April 2019 | Updated: 23:58 BST, 20 April 2019
Bath players are unhappy with the treatment of outgoing coach Todd Blackadder and frustrations were previously vented through a mug engraved with: 'My boss is a c***'.
The Mail on Sunday understands the message was aimed at the club's hierarchy — topped by owner Bruce Craig — and the mug was entered by a player into the annual Secret Santa.
Blackadder will leave on his own terms to take up a job in Japan, although players feel the Kiwi was on 'borrowed time'.