Tom's Top Tales - football memories
This was emailed in to the show by Gerry Burns.
Your football story request reminded me of my footballing days in the 80's when I played with fellow police shift mates against the likes of a Lawyer Select 11. One of our guys with the nickname Mad Dog was excluded from playing at the request of the Legal lot because of his unsavoury behaviour (bad tackles,swearing,etc...those were his good points) So one afternoon we halfway through our game with the lawyers when the game was interrupted by 'Mad Dog' driving the full liveried Police Landrover across the pitch mid game. Not very community spirited, eh?
Well he was a wee bit upset at being dumped from the team.
I can report that no lawyers were hurt during the incident.
I could tell you also about a few games we played against the Staff and Patients at the State Hospital in Carstairs including one incident where a patient had control of the whistle. The first half lasted 25 minutes. 5 minutes more than the second half. No one protested. Understandable when you were privvy to the reason why our Ref had been incarcerated there in the first instance.
Ah the memories...
So nice to get a cerebral alternative to that Steve Wright on one of the other channels
(ex public order specialist)
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