Torquay United manager Gary Owers had a cup of coffee thrown in his face after the Gulls drew 0-0 at Gloucester City yesterday.

The goalless draw meant a fourth successive game without a goal for Torquay, relegated to the Vanarama National League South at the end of last season. The game had been stopped temporarily after flares were thrown onto the pitch from the away section, but most shockingly, Torquay manager Owers had a cup of coffee thrown at him, reportedly from someone attaching themselves to Torquay United.

In quotes shared by Devon Live, Owers said: “I am proud of my football background, what I’ve done in this game and where I’ve been, and I am also proud to be manager of this football club.

“But I will be 50 in a couple of weeks, and you don’t expect to be walking off a football pitch and have a cup of red-hot coffee thrown in your face. It shouldn’t happen whatever the circumstances are, and it’s got no place in the game.”

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