Spit spat as Wayne sees red
JC CAC Montana Boca United B have thrown Mark Wayne out of the club after he was sent off for spitting and later squaring up to an opponent in the car park following Sunday’s JC Cyril Anekstein Cup defeat against North London Raiders B.
Wayne reacted badly following a challenge from Raiders’ Gavin Hodes but then chose to carry out a tirade against the player.
In a statement to the league, Hodes, who filed a complaint to the Metropolitan Police, said: “In 20 years of football, I have never been involved in such disgrace. He kept attacking me verbally, fouling and spitting at me numerous times.
“After the game he verbally attacked me again in the car park like he said he was going to, and threatened to hit me. However, his players held him back from doing so.”
Montana chairman Raymond Harrod said: “Montana FC does not tolerate this unacceptable behaviour. Mark has now left the club at the request of the Montana management team.
“Any witnesses from Montana will of course co-operate with the league and police. On behalf of the club I would like to apologise to Gavin and hope he will continue his good relationship with the club.”
Raiders boss Rob Richman “commended the way both the league and Montana have dealt with this matter swiftly and decisively”.
Raiders captain and assistant-manager Richard Sacks told JC Sport: “What Mark Wayne did was the lowest of the low. It was an appalling way to behave, even after the match.
“Gavin has not got a bad bone in his body and quite frankly I am really surprised that Mr Wayne got himself so wound up.”
The former league vice-chairman went on to say: “To be fair to Montana, I thought the rest of their players and management conducted themselves in a commendable way, especially after the incident. Their manager, Bobby Major, could not apologise enough. Hopefully, their player will learn from this and concentrate more on his football in the future because he could actually be a useful player to have around.”
Raiders won the tie 3-0 courtesy of strikes from Nick Kenton, James FoleyComer and Adam Posner.