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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:50 pm 
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From the WFC noticeboard. Do so hope it's true just for the humour content! :D

> "FOOTBALLER IN CHRISTMAS PARTY DISGRACE
>
> A footballer was arrested and out on bail yesterday, and is due to appear
> before magistrates in Nottingham tomorrow, to face charges relating to an
> incident which took place at his clubs annual Christmas party on Monday.
> Paul Addington, a defender for the Coca-Cola League Division Two side
> Mansfield Town, was arrested for "lewd and threatening behaviour, criminal
> damage and assault" during the party, which took place at the Copthorne
> Hotel in Nottingham.
>
> During the course of the evening, Addington, 29, is alleged to have become
> drunk, abusive and violent towards staff at the hotel, culminating in an
> unsavoury incident with an ornamental decorative reindeer and a prosthetic
> leg.
>
> Hotel duty manager Alan Shaw said today: "It was disgusting behaviour and
> totally uncalled for. The evening was passing off very well with everyone
> in high spirits, but the gentleman concerned just took things too far. He
> made a pass at one of our waitresses, and when she didn't respond, he
> became abusive towards her."
>
> Mr Shaw went on: "At this point, Mr Addington walked to the front of the
> room, undid his trousers, and began to simulate aggressive sexual
> intercourse with one of our decorative reindeer. Despite calls for him to
> sit down, he continued to touch and fondle the reindeer in an
> inappropriate manner, before breaking off one of it's antlers and hurling
> it at a team-mate, who was laughing."
>
> The trouble then esculated when hotel catering manager Steven Aitken tried
> to calm Addington down. "The player just went beserk," said Mr Shaw.
> "Steven has a prosthetic left leg from the kneecap down, following an
> unfortunate gardening accident several years ago. To our horror and
> disgust, Mr Addington knocked Steven to the floor, pulled the leg from its
> socket, and then proceeded to beat him repeatedly around the head with it.
> I've never seen anything like it. Mansfield FC will be hearing from our
> lawyers in due course."
>
> Mr Aitken and his leg were taken to the Queen Ann hospital in Nottingham
> where they were eventually reunited. Mr Aitken also received treatment for
> concussion and bruising, but his condition is said to be stable.
>
> Mansfield FC today refused to comment on the allegations, but advised that
> a full statement will be made within the next 24 hours."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:06 pm 
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Afraid I don't remember any Paul Addington playing for Mansfield lately and the "Queen Ann" hospital likewise rings no bells

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