Rugby star Rob Table has been suspended by the sport’s governing body for ‘decent, courteous behaviour’ after being found completely sober outside a nightclub.
Table, said a statement from the Rugby Football Disciplinary Panel, was outside the club as “he thought the loud, drunken bawdy singing inside was offensive, the big Jessie.”
It’s not the first time scrum half Table has been in trouble with the authorities. In 2006 he was banned for a game after refusing to take part in the singing of “Mary had a little lamb”* in an Edinburgh bar, and in 2008 he was again disciplined for suggesting to team-mates that they treat women with respect.
During last year’s Six Nations championship Table was roundly criticised for not taking part in the traditional after-match food-fights and drunken brawls.
Sir Ron ‘Badger’ Henderson, chairman of the disciplinary panel, said: “Table’s behaviour has again been a disgrace to the game. We set high standards for bad behaviour firmly rooted in the attitudes and morals of a bygone era, and Table has not lived down to that standard.
“If anybody disagrees, they’re welcome to see me in the car park after I’ve finished this ninth pint. We can have breakfast later.”
*Mary had a little lamb / she kept it in a bucket / and when her cousin Taff came round / he’d take it out and…
Rugby star banned for 'decent, courteous behaviour'
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