Se­bas­tian man­ager grounded


helped bring Mr McAvoy to Aus­tralia. He aimed to com­pete in the 1956 Mel­bourne Olympic Games but failed to qual­ify, in an era of out­stand­ing Bri­tish tal­ent. But Mr McAvoy and two mates de­cided to travel to Aus­tralia to watch the Olympics any­way.

They hitch­hiked by ship, trav­el­ling through the Mid­dle East, In­dia and Sri Lanka.

They were left stranded in Sri Lanka due to a lack of ships pass­ing through when a ma­jor canal closed, and spent time there work­ing as ex­tras on the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai.

The trio even­tu­ally ar­rived in Perth weeks af­ter the

CELEBRITY man­ager Ti­tus Day, who faces charges for al­legedly rip­ping off pop star Guy Se­bas­tian to the tune of $1 mil­lion, has pleaded with a court to al­low him to fly overseas for a ma­jor sport­ing event this month.

A Syd­ney court was told on Fri­day the high-pro­file tal­ent man­ager was “cling­ing on” to his last re­main­ing client, UFC star Robert Whit­taker.

Day’s lawyers ar­gued for a vari­a­tion of his bail con­di­tions to al­low him to fly to Abu Dhabi to sup­port Whit­taker for his fight with English­man Dar­ren Till on what the UFC had dubbed “fight is­land” in the United Arab Emi­rates.

At­ten­tion sur­round­ing his 61 charges had led to “rep­u­ta­tional dam­age”, the court heard.

Day’s le­gal team said he would de­fend the charges.

His lawyers sub­mit­ted the stoush be­tween The Voice coach Se­bas­tian and Day cur­rently play­ing out in the Fed­eral Court con­tained a dis­pute as to “who owes who”.

Day’s lawyer claimed his client was owed a far larger sum than what po­lice al­leged he skimmed from the singer.

Mag­is­trate Michael An­trum dis­missed the ap­pli­ca­tion.

CLASS ACT: Run­ner, teacher and fa­ther Mike McAvoy in De­cem­ber 2007; and (left) as a young man.

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