He may have become something of a non-league superstar as a result, but the Corby Town defender caught swigging from a fan’s beer has admitted that he now truly regrets his actions.
Jason Lee was photographed helping himself to a mid-match quaff while his teammates celebrated their winning goal in last Saturday’s vital win over Mickleover Sports…
— Pitchero Non League (@PHNonLeague) February 11, 2017
However, opening up to BBC Sport, Lee confessed that his spur-of-the-moment libation break actually brought him nothing but misery – especially in the latter stages of the match:
After the goal was scored we all went off to celebrate with Ben (Milnes, the goalscorer), but a fan had spilled his pint, and another fan had thrown his pint up in the air.
Everyone was celebrating, everyone was drenched, but I didn’t want the spilled pint to go to waste so I just thought I’d have a cheeky sip.
I got busted, caught out by the photographer. Everyone within the five-metre radius thought it was funny. I thought I was just going to get a kick out of making those guys laugh, and now it’s gone viral.
I thought it was going to be a lager, took a big swig, to find out it was a cider. I thought ‘I can’t stop here’ so carried on.
But with about 10 or 15 minutes to go I got severe heartburn.
Although it tasted nice and refreshing at the time, I just wouldn’t recommend it for elite athletes.
Terrific! The man’s an icon.