Top infringements and cautions of the summer

Sport Review #140

Laurie Mains evicted from America’s Cup village for ‘Aucklanders Are Wankers’ tee shirt.

Advertising Standards Complaint withheld for edgy singles-only retirement home infomercial with Keith Quinn.

Neil Wagner fined match fee for running through strikers end sightscreen during overly vigorous wicket celebration.

Peter Williams suspended for two weeks after confusing Magic Talk roles and repeatedly goading Bill Gates to call the talkback line during exciting run chase.

Dan Carter warned for sharing pharmacy-only medication card from Chemist Warehouse with Blues teammates.

Dean Barker banned from Tik Tok after emotional naked dance to TV1 America’s Cup coverage intro theme.

Dane Coles assigned extra training after CCTV review reveals he spent managed isolation exclusively in breakfast buffet area.

Ian Foster excommunicates neighbours from local area Facebook group for letting off hoarded fireworks on New Years Eve after he’d gone to bed.

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