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  Wednesday, 24 April, 2002, 10:31 GMT 11:31 UK
Savage lands himself in it
As Robbie Savage gets in trouble for using the referee's toilet, BBC Sport Online's Chris Charles suggests a team he could play with.

The FA has launched a probe into reports that Robbie Savage illegally used a referee's toilet before a Premiership match.

The Leicester midfielder is said to have run into Graham Poll's private loo to answer a call of nature just before the Foxes' derby clash with Aston Villa last Saturday.

Savage, who was suffering from a stomach upset at the time, eventually departed, leaving Poll to kick up a stink.

Graham Poll
Poll did not find any toilet humour

The offficial included the incident in his official report and, if found guilty, the player could be charged with improper conduct.

He has already been hit in the pocket by his club, with a Leicester spokesman confirming: "Robbie Savage has been fined the maximum permissible two weeks' wages."

FA rules state that players cannot enter the referee's dressing room without permission, although it has been suggested that Leicester's dressing room toilet was engaged.

The Sun newspaper, on the other hand, takes a different view.

It claims Savage, a Welsh international, left the door open and refused to flush the chain.


An FA spokesman confirmed: "We have been made aware of an incident in the referee's room involving Robbie Savage.

"This is alleged to have happened before the game."

One thing's for sure, if Savage ever decides to leave Leicester, he could assemble a team capable of dumping on the opposition from a great height.

Taking his place between the sticks would be Fabien Farthez, with Aaron Phews, Gary Smelly, Danny Shittu and Francisco Arce joining him at the back.

QPR midfielder Doudou

In midfield you could have the formidable quartet of Gus Poo-yet, Lomano Loo-a Loo-a, Doudou and David Dunny.

And who would want to face that deadly striking partnership of Dean Windass and Jobbie Fowler - particularly if it was a mid-day kick-off?

Stan Flushman would look after the purse strings and Urinal Rennie would be the man to take charge of their games.

Let's just pray he keeps his loo door locked.

See also:

24 Apr 02 |  Leicester City
Leicester fine Savage in toilet row
24 Apr 02 |  Coventry City
Coventry turn to McAllister
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