Post­man pat: Play­ers kick up a stink over cow poo par­cel

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

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.”

Pic­ture: Ste­wart Keith/Face­book.

Ste­wart Keith, for­mer com­mit­tee mem­ber of Pee­bles Rovers, sent the un­pleas­ant pack­age fol­low­ing a row on the pitch.

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