"Borak" streaker gets player red card


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Dorchester Town appeal over mankini red card

Dorchester Town Football Club has appealed against a red card shown to their player-manager for tackling a pitch invader dressed in a mankini.

Ashley Vickers was sent off with the score at 1-1 in his side's 3-1 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville on Monday.

The non-league player said he was "dumbfounded" by the the decision.

The FA said it will hear the club's appeal on Monday but sources there told the BBC they would be "gobsmacked" if it was not overturned.

Vickers, 39, said after the game that he thought he was doing the stewards a favour by tackling the pitch invader.

Nude streaker

The Havant & Waterlooville fan, who was identified as Alan Young, admitted he ran on to the pitch for a bet and the club has since been charged with supporter misconduct by the Football Association.

Mr Young said: "It was only a bit of a joke, we all agreed at my local pub on Sunday I'd do it as a bet.

"The security there were too slow but Vickers caught me quite well. He should be a rugby player."

This is not the first time a sportsman has clashed with a pitch invader. A similar incident happened during cricket's 1982-83 Ashes series in Perth when Australian pace bowler Terry Alderman captured an England fan who had run on to the pitch and slapped him.

Alderman dislocated his shoulder as a result and was consequently sidelined for 18 months.

Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds escaped punishment in 2008 after he tackled a nude streaker during an international match against India.

The International Cricket Council decided Symonds had not breached section 4.2 of the players' code of conduct relating to physical assault on a player, official or spectator.


Source: BBC News






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