Thursday, November 02, 2006
Just a minute/Rising like a (GSK) phoenix from the flames
GSK Phoenix, a team competing in the Sussex league, staged the minute's silence as a prank in a match against Ifield Edwards. It turned out that the player had not been dropped off but rather dropped from the first team. Ali Rennie, manager of Ifield Edwards said the prank was "despicable,disgraceful and in poor taste". Hard to disagree. But how were GSK rumbled? Rennie takes up the case: "One or two of them were giggling or laughing... which we felt was unusual." GSK face either a fine or a point reduction - it has not been suggested that the alleged dead person is actually culled. If Ifield Edwards are given any points for this it would be ca case of Rennie's relief.