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March 7th, 2008

Sweet F.A.

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

Funny how so soon after my post on disgraceful footballers another football story emerges as if to provide back-up. 

Here it’s not just footballers but the very organisation which runs the sport, the F.A.

Ashley Sestanovich was a member of Grays Athletic who play in the Blue Square Premier League. He’s not currently able to play as he is being detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure whilst serving 8 years for conspiracy to rob.

Sestanovich tipped off two illegal immigrants that 11 grand would be at a roofing company. The cash wasn’t there & a 42-year-old father of a newborn was shot, he died 7 months later.

Where does the F.A. come in? They kindly agreed with the player’s appeal against Grays Athletic’s refusal to pay him after his arrest. The club has been fined £500 & told to pay Sestanovich £14,000 within 2 weeks or the club will be banned from the league.

Club chairman, Mick Woodward, said the club would not be paying the money to someone who attended 3 training sessions & played 20 minutes of a pre-season friendly due to being involved in a ‘heinous crime’. He offered to pay the £14,000 "wages" to the victim’s family but the F.A. are enforcing their decision.

If this is not yet another reason to switch support from football to another sport, I don’t know what is.

The F.A.? a bloody disgrace.