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Sacked Manchester City security man 'told he put squad at risk of Taliban attack’ by helping fan
Quote:A security guard at Manchester City has been sacked after being told he had put the team at risk of a Taliban attack.

Bosses at G4S, which runs security for the club, fired Mike Corbett after telling a fan when they would be at Manchester Airport.

Mr Corbett, 65, said he was told that his call to the disabled fan could have been intercepted by terrorists.

Mr Corbett, from Cadishead, Salford, said: "The fan is harmless and all the players know her.

"She was frantic with worry that she had missed the team at the airport and called me so I told her the bus was on the way to calm her down. I went on holiday and when I got back I had to go to a disciplinary meeting where they sacked me.

"They said the Taliban could have got hold of the message and blown the team up."

Mike has worked as a gate man at the Blues' Carrington training complex after stints at both Maine Road and the Etihad Stadium.

He has a framed letter from former chief executive Garry Cook thanking him for his service and a shirt signed by all the players given to him for his 65th birthday.
He said: "The club have always been brilliant with me. The TV in my front room was given to me by Carlos Tevez when he bought 17 for the staff one Christmas.
"This was not City's decision. But I hoped that when they found out they might have got involved. I just want to go back to the job I love for another five years and then I can retire."

A spokesman for G4S said: "We can confirm that following an internal investigation a member of staff has been dismissed.

"G4S operates the highest standards of security and we will take all necessary action to ensure these are maintained at all times."
A City spokesman said the club only found out about Mr Corbett's sacking after it had happened. He added that it could not interfere with G4S company policy.


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