The BBC confirmed that the bite had taken place but claimed it was merely “horseplay.”
The truth is that dressing up in drag and pretending to be gay have been part of posh male British horseplay for centuries.
At first Ben, who had taken but little interest in the horseplay just enacted, kept well to the front.
But the steady concert of the snoring sleepers was unbroken by any horseplay.
Of course, there was some horseplay in which even Phil Franklin indulged.
There was a good deal of horseplay, and also something in the way of hazing.
The horseplay and pot-house atmosphere reduce me to despair.
There was none of the kidding and horseplay that would have been normal in such a group.
Doc Tremain walked out seriously enough, apparently not at all amused by the horseplay that was taking place.
Men, when half-angry, are in their horseplay rather disposed to be brutal, and it was so here.
Rough and boisterous playing; coarse physical merriment (1589+)