Streatham Rovers FC - Club Statement September 2022

An Official Club Statement By Streatham Rovers Football Club Issued Via Bazake PR

Bazake PR

9/15/20224 min read


London, ENG: Today Streatham Rovers Football Club have issued the following statement for immediate release:

Streatham Rovers Football Club supports first team manager Dr. Taff Goose and his work with young people. He is a committed and passionate educator and experienced football and futsal coach who has a lot of experience working with children. He has recently embarked on a tour of schools, baby & toddler groups and youth clubs giving motivational talks under the title #AvoidingTheInstagramLifestyle.

However, we recognise that video footage has emerged online of a recent talk he gave to a primary school, in which he is seemingly using inappropriate language in front of 10 and 11 year olds.

We believe that this can be explained very simply. Taff has been suffering recently due to the stress of several impending court cases and the pressure he has been under following a difficult start to the 2022/23 season, not to mention the recent passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a result, he got confused and used the word 'wankie' instead of 'selfie' on several occasions.

Whilst we do not condone the use of inappropriate language in front of children and we apologise for any offence that may have been caused, we must emphasise that this was simply a case of confusion. We will be working with Taff to ensure that this does not happen again in future. Taff Goose is a valuable member of our club and we are proud of the work he does with young people.

We would like to add that the child who covertly filmed the talk and then uploaded it to the internet - without Taff's knowledge or consent - is a complete disgrace. We condemn this behaviour and we are taking appropriate action. As soon as the culprit is identified they will receive a lifetime ban from the Greyhound Lane Stadium.