Thursday 18 January 2018

Clitheroe striker apologises for sex romp in dugout: 'I don't have a clue who she is'

Jay Hart (right) in action for Clitheroe FC
Jay Hart (right) in action for Clitheroe FC

The Clitheroe striker Jay Hart who was unceremoniously sacked after being caught having sex in the dugout after a 4-1 defeat has claimed he had "more than a few drinks" before the incident.

The incident happened after Clitheroe's game with Mossley AFC in the eighth tier of English football (the Evo-Stik Division 1 North), as it happens, it was their annual ladies day at Seel Park.

Hart was filmed having sex with the fan on top of the bench post game, his biggest mistake being that he was easily identifiable since he was still wearing the kit. Subtlety does not appear to be the man’s strong suit.

Hart could be heard laughing in the video, in which he is seen having sex with a blonde woman whose face cannot be seen, with a club T-shirt still on and tracksuit bottoms around his legs.

Hart’s girlfriend Bryony Hibbert, who is from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire and has two young children, has criticised those who has shared the video on social media and took to the Clitheroe Facebook Page to vent her anger in what she labelled as a “disgusting” act.

“Have a bit of decency for the people it's affected,” Hibbert said in a post that was later removed. “Thank God my kids are too young to read. It's disgusting. I bet their families are far from perfect.”

Hart claimed that the incident was fuelled by alcohol and has tried to 'sort things out' with his girlfriend.

“All I want say is that I regret doing what I did,” Hart was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“I was drunk, I'd had more than a few drinks, and I want to say I'm sorry to my family and everyone involved at Clitheroe.

“I regret that I did it, not that I got caught.

“I've spoken and tried to sort things out with Bryony

“Everyone in the world knows about it, I just want to get my apology out there.

“I haven't seen the girl since, I don't have a clue who she is, don't have a clue.”

Hart also reached out to Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney for advice on the incident, after the video of him and the woman was leaked online with users sharing it on both Twitter and Instagram.

Clitheroe club chairwoman Anne Barker said: "Any players, while wearing a Clitheroe tracksuit, represent the club . We expect a certain level of behaviour and discipline. And that wasn’t it."

The player in question, Jay Hart, said: "I’m full of regret. I’d had a couple of drinks. I was away from everyone and thought I was hidden."

Simon First team manager Garner, who signed Hart to the club, said: “At the time of this unfortunate occurrence on Saturday, I wasn't there. I had already left the ground.

“I found out later on when I saw how it played out on Twitter. I'm disappointed but we can't control what the players do outside the time we are with them.

“They choose what they want to do. Unfortunately, Jason was wearing the club tracksuit and he knows he has let the club down, so the club has done what it has done.

“He's disappointed it has gone this far. It's going to have consequences for him beyond leaving this football club; with his family and possibly beyond that.

“Football is only a small part of it. If he had thought about what would have happened when he did it, he wouldn't have done it. He will pay for it.

“When I spoke to him, he sounded very apologetic about it. I'm disappointed for him. He will regret what he did and it was totally wrong.”

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