Warriors cult hero ‘Roger Shoey Vasa-Sheck’ has been banned from Mt Smart Stadium, the man himself has claimed.
Calley Gibbons, a brickie from Auckland, has gained his cult status by sitting in front of Warriors coach Stacey Jones’ box and drinking from his shoe whenever the cameras focus on the box.
But after only one shoey in the Warriors’ win over the Bulldogs on Friday night, Gibbons was asked to leave after being confronted by security and police.
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Gibbons told The Sun-Herald he wasn’t drunk and had bought the beer from the venue.
“I was evicted from the stadium and the security guard escorted me out and told me I had a lifetime ban,” Gibbons said.
“Your guess is as good as mine as to why I was kicked out. It’s just wrong.
“I told them I had purchased the beer from the venue, I was not intoxicated and it was my choice as to how I consumed the beer.
“I’m not sure if one particular security guard had it in for me. He told me, ‘You won’t be coming back here in this lifetime’.”.
A change.org petition to have the ban lifted was at nearly 5,000 signatures on Saturday afternoon.
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After being kicked out, Gibbons said he went to a nearby bar, and did a shoey every time the Warriors scored – which was often in their 42-18 win. They scored three tries in the last six minutes.
The Sun-Herald reports the Warriors were unaware Gibbons had been kicked out, but said stadium officials took exception to a camera crew following the 31-year-old around.
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