Rochdale’s PA announcer came to the aid of a car owner who had left their headlights on during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Gillingham by reading out the vehicle’s registation number – not realising it belonged to one of the home side’s midfielders.
The announcement was made during a break in play in the first half of the League One fixture – surprising the 20-year-old midfielder Callum Camps, who later went on to open the scoring.
“I was listening to the PA because the ball was out of play, and as soon as I heard the reg I was thinking: ‘That’s my number plate,’” he told BBC Radio Manchester.
“I thought I’d blocked someone in, so I said to [team-mate] Jamie Allen: ‘That’s my car, that,’ and he said: ‘What?’ I said again: ‘That’s my car they’ve just called out.’
“I looked over to Kevin Gibbins [the head of sports science] and said: ‘My car’s just been read out, can you sort it out?’”
Gillingham’s John Egan equalised in the 77th minute, keeping the away side in the play-off places, with Rochdale four points behind in eighth.
This article was written by Guardian sport, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 20th April 2016 10.07 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010