Poor old Robbie Earle, sacked by ITV yesterday for unwittingly helping a Dutch beer company promote their products at the Denmark v Holland game the other day.
Here's the official BBC story: http://bit.ly/dwtozp
It seems someone within Robbie's inner circle has let him down by passing on (selling?) his allocation of World Cup tickets to a third party - in this case a bunch of 36 young ladies planted at the game to promote a rival beer to official World Cup beer sponsor Bud.
If you want to see the result of his unwitting actions (and the girls themselves in action), look here: http://bit.ly/bXebZH
Some people, like Walter B. on this blog make the case that FIFA have acted like fascists over the matter. See http://bit.ly/aGkxf9
I loved Robbie when he played for Wimbledon and feel for him today. His children also went to the same local school as one of mine and I briefly met him a few times when he came to our house.
What a 100% stand up chap and a Wimbledon legend.
But for once in his life he took his eye off the ball and has paid the price.
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