November 9th, 2011
Fulham FC: (Not So) Smart Phones
What? Did I say something wrong? Frederik Fetterlein ponders the very real possibility of not be invited into any more dressing rooms in the near future. Image: tjektv.dk
What happens in the club/pavement outside/back of the cab/someone else’s expensive hotel room, stays in those select places. That’s the rule at Kickette HQ and for the sake of maintaining appearances that bear no resemblance to our true selves, it will stay that way.
Until we’re subpoenaed, obviously.
It seems we are not the only team rumoured to have been operating such a policy recently. According to newspaper reports this morning, former Danish tennis pro Frederik Fetterlein claims in his new book that while he was hanging out with Fulham FC team members in the club dressing room (as you do), an assistant showed up with a basket of presumably untraceable mobile phones which the players then used to ‘speak freely to their mistresses’.
Hmm. Whether the story itself turns out to be true or not, what do we think about a football club facilitating infidelity, Kickettes? On one hand, it would understandable given the technological ineptitude certain players have demonstrated in recent years. Minimising negative publicity has to be number one of most clubs’ agendas. On the other, seeing extra-marital affairs handled in such a detached, casual manner would strike us as a bit… cold?
The club, meanwhile, have refused to comment on ‘unsubstantiated allegations’. We fear it’s unlikely the boo’d up Fulham players will get away with such a response when they get home.
The damage is kind of done, isn’t it?