When fans attend sporting events rarely does the music at the stadium ever become a topic for discussion, it’s secondary to the on-field product. However, for one soccer stadium DJ at Scotland’s Easter Road stadium, his choice of song cost him his job.
During halftime of Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Dundee, Hibernian F.C. announcer Willie Docherty played “Taxman,” the opening track off The Beatles’ 1966 Revolver album. No big deal, right?
According to the BBC, the Hibernian F.C.’s rivals in the Scottish Premier League are crosstown Hearts, who are currently in financial ruins over an unpaid tax bill. The song choice was calculated, and an apparent insult to the struggling franchise. It’d be like the Yankees playing this song as Dustin Pedroia walks up to bat.
Officials didn’t find the prank amusing, and announcer Docherty was dismissed over a “breach of conduct.”
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Andrew Celani — WZLX.com
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