Citigate Technology has become embroiled in the rugby scandal
surrounding a missing chunk of a player’s ear. London Scottish player
Simon Fenn allegedly had part of his ear bitten off in a scrum during a
match against rivals Bath on 10 January.
While Citigate client the Morse Group rather unfortunately chose the
London Scottish/Bath game to launch its pounds 1 million sponsorship of
Scottish, matters were made more interesting because another Citigate
client called Druid sponsors Bath.
Gareth Thompson, a director of Citigate Technology who works on the
Morse account, says: ’It was a bit of a baptism of fire. Everybody was
looking forward to a real nail biter but instead we got an ear
Thompson adds that the two account teams haven’t quite come to blows
over the incident but they’re keeping their distance. Especially as Bath
player Phil de Glanville works for the marketing team at Druid and
regularly liaises with the Citigate team.
Despite the damage to Fenn’s ear, the day wasn’t a complete loss for
Citigate and Morse. ’Because of the incident Morse were all over News at
Ten when we just expected a mention in Rugby World,’ says Thompson.