Tuesday 28 February 2017

Bournemouth to investigate after foul-mouthed message is played over public address system

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur holding the match ball to celebrate his hat-trick shakes hands with Hugo Lloris after the 5-1 win in the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur holding the match ball to celebrate his hat-trick shakes hands with Hugo Lloris after the 5-1 win in the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur

Bournemouth have confirmed they are investigating how a foul-mouthed message was accidentally played over their public address system during the defeat to Tottenham.

The Cherries had taken the lead against Spurs through Matt Ritchie, only to ship five goals as Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick for the visitors.

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc was at fault for at least three of the Tottenham goals as Mauricio Pochettino's side dominated the second-half to wrap up a 5-1 win.

Towards the end of the game, the PA microphone appeared to be accidentally switched on and the whole ground heard a conversation between two men.

In summing up their views on the game, one claimed "it's f****** unbelievable, men against boys" - to the amusement of most of the crowd.

Both sets of supporters sang "You're getting sacked in the morning" and, after the match, a Bournemouth spokesman confirmed to Press Association Sport that the incident will be investigated.

Eddie Howe was asked about the situation in his post-match media duties but claimed he could not discern what was being discussed.

"I just heard noise, I didn't really hear any words said," he said.

Press Association

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