Video: Bury team-mates Giles Coke and Steven Schumacher scrap over penalty duties
Coke-d up spot-kick row
Bury captain Steven Schumacher and midfielder Giles Coke were both booked after a row over who should take a penalty during their 3-2 win over Yeovil.
Having won the spot-kick, Coke grabbed the ball with the intention of taking the penalty. Skipper and usual penalty taker Schumacher attempted to pull rank, but the pair ended up in a tussle over the ball.
Schumacher eventually won the row and, after both players had been booked, converted the penalty.
Coke has since issued a statement apologising for his behaviour.
The statement read: “I have since apologised privately to the team, the captain, and the manager.
“When playing my emotions run high, and in my mind following being brought down, all I could think of was getting the ball and making it 3-1.
“I make no apology for wanting to win, however I am also a professional footballer and fully appreciate the need to respect the captain and manager, even when emotions are running high.”
Bury manager Richie Barker confirmed that he had designated Schumacher as the team’s penalty taker.