From the NLP back page Posted by Pendlesider on 23/2/2004, 10:46 pm, in reply to "Re: F.A.O. Topsiders" 188.8.131.52
"Glossop have escaped a possible £30,000 fine and expulsion after their players were cleared of accusations of inviting a female referee to join them in a sex romp in the showers. But the NWCL club were ordered to pay £600 costs of an FA disciplinary hearing set up to investigate the complaints by one of the country's leading officials, 22-year-old Natalie Walker. Natalie said she was the subject of foul-mouthed abuse and suggestions with a sexual innuendo from Glossop players after officiating in their game against Atherton, which Glossop lost 3-0. After the match two male match officials went into the referee's shower room first leaving Blackpool-based Natalie waiting outside in the cold for 30 minutes, Glossop chairman David King claimed Natalie mis-interpreted what had been said to her. He said:"It was the male officials who were to blame for making her wait because they wanted to shower first. "This unfortunate girl was left there in the cold for half an hour while they enjoyed the hot water. "It got to the point where she became very distressed and believed she overheard derogatory suggestions from our players. "I shall be suing the FA for the £600 costs."