Following a 97-yard defensive touchdown by Tennessee on Saturday against Alabama, defensive back Rashaan Gaulden flipped off the Alabama student section with both hands.

The touchdown was a rare positive play for Tennessee in a 45-7 loss to the Crimson Tide. It was the Vols’ first touchdown in 12 quarters of play. Tennessee trailed by three touchdowns, and Gaulden was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct after the play.

Speaking to reporters from a podium after the game, Gaulden issued an apology, with video below from WATE Sports Director Marshall Hughes. Gaulden said what he did was out of character and not how his parents raised him.

“It’s not how a leader of a team should show their emotion on the field,” he said. “I really sincerely apologize to the student section of Alabama for disrespecting them.”