Knowles, representing himself, said he had chosen to "dismiss" legal advice to attempt to "get by on a technicality".
"Given all that background, it would be pompous and irresponsible of me to try and get off," he said. "For me, this was a wake-up call and me putting my phone in the boot of my car now stops the temptation.
"The six-month ban was appropriate because to give anything else would be giving me special privilege."
I still think he's a dickhead (based on IACGMOOH) but credit where credit's due .....