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13th Feb 2017

Footballer celebrates goal by necking pint, avoids fine


Mikey Stafford

Glad to see there is still room for this sort if thing in the eighth tier of English football.

Corby Town secured a 1-0 win against Mickleover Sport in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division, courtesy of a Ben Milnes strike on Saturday.

Alas for Milnes, his goal has been overshadowed somewhat by the celebration of one of his team-mates.

Jason Lee, neither of ‘Pineapple on Head’ or ‘Lapsed Scientologist’ fame, quenched his thirst during the Steelmen’s celebrations and found fame of his own.

Sweet, sweet internet fame.

But, did this leave his manager Gary Mills in a sticky spot?

Football clubs are trying to instigate drink bans and asking players to sign contracts declaring the demon drink will not cross their lips from January to November… so how can a semi-professional footballer get away with this.

Thankfully Mills has a sense of humour, choosing to laugh off suggestions of fining his gargling player.

“To be honest, it’s all in good jest and anyone who knows Jason knows he is that sort of character.

“I knew when I signed him that I was getting a good player but I also knew I was getting a real character in the dressing-room. He’s a great lad,” he told the Northants Telegraph.

“He actually rang me up yesterday (Sunday) asking me my thoughts about it, I think he was a bit concerned!”

Anyone who has ever suffered ‘The Fear’ will understand how Lee felt on Sunday.