Preston apologise for PA gaffe
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Preston North End have sent a written apology to the Coventry City defender Ben Turner for the public address announcement that celebrated his own goal during the hosts' 2-1 win at Deepdale on Saturday.
Chris Coleman, the Coventry manager, accused the match-day compère of being "unprofessional" for the comment he made following Turner's misplaced header that gave Preston their equalising goal.
The announcer, a stand-in for the regular match-day host, quipped: "Scoring his first goal for Preston, Ben Turner." Preston general manager Ben Rhodes said: "We agree with Chris Coleman, it was unprofessional and it shouldn't have happened."
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