Postman pat: Players kick up a stink over cow poo parcel
A Fife football club is in “dialogue” with a rival after a former official sent a box of cow poo to its players.
The parcel was delivered days after Kelty Hearts 7-0 win over Peebles Rovers featured an on-pitch row between two players and former Peebles committee member Stewart Keith on October 28.
Mr Keith has since left the club over unrelated matters and refused to comment on the incident, stating it was a “private matter”.
Neil Hobson, spokesman for Peebles Rovers, said: “Stewart did send it, yes.
“There was in an incident at the Kelty match where he got into a spat with two of the players but I can’t tell you any more.
“He had stepped down from the committee before that for other reasons.”
Malcolm McGill, Peebles Rovers’ match secretary, said: “He resigned two weeks ago so the club is not really in a position to comment. It was done by an individual outwith the club.
“The official position is that it’s nothing to do with the club.”
Mr McGill added: “Someone from Kelty phoned me and knew it was Stewart. So he maybe put his name to it.”
Kelty were also keeping tight-lipped about the incident this week.
A spokesman for the club said: “We don’t want to comment on this just now. We are in dialogue with Peebles Rovers about the matter.”
Neither the SFA nor the East of Scotland League, in which the two clubs play, were aware of the incident.
“Obviously if the league received anything we would investigate”, said league secretary David Baxter.
Mr Keith said: “It’s a private matter. I don’t want to comment on that, it has nothing to do with my resignation.”
“I haven’t been removed from the committee at Peebles Rovers Football Club. I resigned my position, it was done from a private point of view.”
Stewart Keith, former committee member of Peebles Rovers, sent the unpleasant package following a row on the pitch.