Bournemouth PA system blunder sees damning verdict broadcast to entire stadium during Tottenham defeat

Someone heard lambasting team during humiliating 5-1 loss 

Sunday 25 October 2015 17:25 GMT
A view of the action during Bournemouth's humiliating defeat to Tottenham
A view of the action during Bournemouth's humiliating defeat to Tottenham

Insult was literally added to injury for Bournemouth this afternoon when a technical blunder broadcasted one damning verdict on their performance to the whole of the Vitality Stadium.

In the final minutes of Bournemouth’s 5-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, a conversation was accidentally played through the public address system.

“Men against boys,” offered one opinion. “F****** unbelievable” was another. The exact identity of the person or people speaking is unclear.

Both sets of supporters sang "You're getting sacked in the morning" and, after the match, a Bournemouth spokesman confirmed that the incident will be investigated.

Cherries manager Eddie Howe was asked about the situation in his post-match media duties but claimed he could not discern what was being discussed.

"I just heard noise, I didn't really hear any words said," he said.

The gaffe compounded an awful afternoon for the South Coast side. The hosts had raced into a 49-second lead thanks to Matt Ritchie's smart finish but a string of errors from goalkeeper Artur Boruc proved to be Bournemouth's undoing as Harry Kane helped himself to a hat-trick, with Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela also on the scoresheet.

Boruc, returning to the starting line-up after missing the 5-1 loss to Manchester City last week due to an injury in the warm-up, had a day to forget while Kane, who was courted by Howe during his tenure at Burnley, has the match-ball as a memento from what he will hope is the turning point of his season.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in