Sacked footballer apologises to girlfriend and club for sex filmed in dugout
A footballer in the UK has apologised to his girlfriend and Clitheroe FC for a video showing him having sex with a random girl in the club's dugout.
Sacked semi-professional striker Jay Hart said he had a "more than a few drinks" before the incident.
The 24-year-old was filmed on Saturday afternoon following the Evo-Stik Division 1 North match at Mossley AFC.
In the clip, the young striker is filmed with an anonymous girl straddling him in the dugout of the club's main pitch. The footage subsequently appeared on social media, which led to Hart’s identification.
Hart could be heard laughing in the video, in which he is seen having sex with a blonde woman whose face cannot be seen, with a club T-shirt still on and tracksuit bottoms around his legs.
The player's girlfriend Bryony Hibbert, who is from a town Lancashire and has two young children, criticised those who has shared the video on social media and took to the Clitheroe Facebook Page to vent her anger in what she labelled as a “disgusting” act.
“Have a bit of decency for the people it's affected,” she said in a post that was later removed. “Thank God my kids are too young to read. It's disgusting. I bet their families are far from perfect.”
Hart claimed that the incident was fuelled by alcohol and has tried to 'sort things out' with his girlfriend.
“All I want say is that I regret doing what I did,” Hart was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“I was drunk, I'd had more than a few drinks, and I want to say I'm sorry to my family and everyone involved at Clitheroe. I regret that I did it, not that I got caught.
“I've spoken and tried to sort things out with Bryony Everyone in the world knows about it, I just want to get my apology out there.
“I haven't seen the girl since, I don't have a clue who she is, don't have a clue.
He added: “I’m full of regret. I’d had a couple of drinks. I was away from everyone and thought I was hidden.”
He was let go by his club.