By Chris Wright
Chelsea have today announced that the urchin responsible for causing a full-scale evacuation of the club’s training complex a fortnight or so ago, 21-year old reserve teamer Jacob Mellis, has been sacked following a ‘full and thorough’ investigation into the incident which saw a smoke grenade set off at Cobham on March 2nd.
Mellis’ second string teammate Billy Clifford has escaped with a fine after admitting he brought the grenade onto the training, having hung on to it following a paintballing jaunt the previous weekend.
At this juncture it might be worth mentioning that we’re dealing with the same club that allowed Ashley Cole to waltz away with a slapped wrist after got actually shooting the work experience boy in the diaphragm not so long ago.
What that says about Chelsea’s disciplinary procedure is open to interpretation – though we’d venture that it perfectly illustrates the line of thinking which suggests that your inherent value within football is directly affected to your level of culpability and subsequent punishment.
Then again, we’re a bit cynical like that.