Embarrassed footballer called out for leaving headlights on during match
Published 20/04/2016 | 10:28
It is the moment everyone dreads – having to sheepishly admit to being the owner of a car when it is called out for some kind of parking irregularity.
When Rochdale's stadium announcer read out the number plate of a car that had left its headlights on, it turned out to be one of the players who could do nothing about it because he was on the pitch.
The car belonged to Callum Camps, who was playing in midfield during a match against Gillingham as the announcement rang through the stadium during the first half.
The unflappable 20-year-old player appeared undaunted by the news, and went on to score a goal for his team.
Camps said that that one of the club's backroom came to the rescue, collecting his keys from the dressing room and switching off the lights.
"I was listening because the ball was out of play, and as soon as I heard the reg I was thinking that's my number plate," he told BBC Radio Manchester.
"I thought I'd blocked someone in, so I said to [team-mate] Jamie Allen: 'That's my car that' and he said: 'What?' I said again: 'That's my car they've just called out.'
"I looked over to [head of sports science] Kevin Gibbins and said: 'My car's just been read out, can you sort it out?'"