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Oldham Athletic's kit man crashes minibus into players' cars

ganapathy nsg
Modified 14 Aug 2013

Players of Oldham Athletic football club applaud the crowd after a game against Everton

Oldham Athletic Football club’s kit man Mark Coombe crashed a mini bus into a large number of cars, with some of those cars even belonging to players.

Mark Coombe had been appointed on a trial basis to the League One football club, and has now apparently quit the club amongst reports that he was highly depressed.

The incident happened when he was returning after completing training with the team at Hollinwood, which is the club’s training ground. While it is unclear as to how the events panned out, it has been reported that Coombe drove the bus into several stationary cars.

Two of those cars belonged to David Mellor and Anto Rodgers. Rodgers happens to be the son of the Liverpool manager Brendon.

Sources at the club have indicated that it may have been a case of depression that led to the incident. “He was distraught and walked out of the club has soon as it happened. We haven’t seen him since, and we think he is really depressed about it,” read a quote from the club as reported by Yahoo Sport.

One of the teams youth players, Will Kinder’s car was at the receiving end of the accident. He had just passed his driving test, and tweeted: “Trust it to be my car someone drives a minibus into.”

Published 14 Aug 2013, 15:20 IST
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