Article by Kloe Hackett: An investigation has been launched after a Billericay Town FC player was accused of attacking a 15-year-old during a foul mouthed tirade.
Substitute Tambeson Eyong, 22, has been reported to the National League for his alleged behaviour during an away match against Slough Town FC.
Billericay Town FC refused to comment on what caused the melee or on the behaviour of their player. A spokesman for Slough Town FC said:
“The club is aware of an incident that took place during half time at last Saturday’s game. The situation was dealt with by the stewards and the club’s safety officer and match officials were made aware. We can advise that the police did not attend. We have been contacted by the National League and accordingly the club will not be making any further comment at this stage.”
The match took place at Armour Park on Saturday. Onlookers claimed that Eyong became aggressive “for no reason”.
Slough fan, Alex Wilson, said:
“I was shocked at the behaviour of the Billericay sub Tamberson Eyong who thought it was acceptable to abuse fans, including a disabled person and a 15-year-old, as well as using threatening behaviour and language towards us, including the ‘C word’. At the stroke of the half time whistle, Eyong jumped over the barrier and attacked a minor. The atmosphere at non-league games is usually pleasant and I have often been to games against Billericay, including one against Concord Rangers, where everyone has been having a chat and a cup of tea, but this - I have never seen anything like it. I really don’t know what caused him to become so aggressive, especially as he wasn’t even playing.”
Tambeson Eyong has had a mixed career in non league football.
It is claimed his registration was cancelled in 2016 while playing for Canvey Island after a furious bust up with a teammate, the latest in a number of disciplinary problems.
The Essex FA has not been made aware and the National League did not respond to a request for comment.
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