Charles Jillings has resigned as chairman of Harlequins in the wake of the fake blood controversy.
In a lengthy statement on the club's website, Jillings said: "As chairman I am ultimately responsible for all decisions.
"I apologise unreservedly to all our stakeholders for inadvertently compounding the issues. The escalation of these issues in the public domain needs, I believe, a clear response.
"In this context I have decided to resign as chairman and director. Ultimately this happened under my watch, and the failure to control must fall at my door."Reuse content