Non League Keeper Stops Mid-Game After Tannoy Announces His Car Being Towed
The curious case of Non-League football has struck again after a player's car was the one blocking everyone in last night.
It's a staple of football, particularly in the lower leagues. You can always count on an announcement on the tannoy asking for someone to contact the nearest steward and move their motor.
Normally, the guilty culprit is a fan attending the game but there was a whole different twist on proceedings in the friendly between Dulwich Hamlet and Crystal Palace, as the car actually belonged to the host's goalkeeper, Preston Edwards.
Running late and saw no spaces. https://t.co/J9GJCy2u5f
- Preston Edwards (@Preston_Eddy) October 11, 2018
Tannoy at @DulwichHamletFC v #cpfc gives warning about a parked car. Dulwich goalkeeper @Preston_Eddy turns around and shouts to crowd 'That's my car'. :joy:
- Bentram (@bmintram) October 11, 2018
Given he was running late for the game, Edwards parked in the nearest spot he saw available in order to avoid a fine.
The former England C man tried to just get on the game after he heard his registration plate called out twice - but then panic set in when the third call-out was made.
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"I ignored it the first first two times," the 29-year old told SPORTbible.
"The third time he mentioned about it being towed - I wasn't having any of it! I shouted randomly to a person in the crowd to tell the tannoy man that it is my car.
"I didn't know what happened until I got back in at half time. Thankfully, someone moved my car for me.
Apparently they got an earful from the person who was blocked in!"
Edwards' side were beaten 5-0 by a strong Palace XI but said he "loved" testing himself against Premier League players - even if he had to play a period of the game with his vehicle potentially gonners.
Another story that was well and truly 'peak Non-League football' came in April when a ball-boy was sent off for doing a 'wanker' gesture to the opposition supporters.
73' 3-0: More on the ball boy incident. Let's just say he shook his fist at the away supporters.- Wealdstone FC (@wealdstonefc) April 16, 2018