Peter Gow resigns from the top job at Cronulla, 1999

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Sharks president Peter Gow, one of the key men behind the revival of the Sharks in the 90s, was forced to resign following a media witchhunt over the infamous jumper-cutting episode in 1999.

After a crushing Cronulla win in the local derby at Shark Park, Gow bought a jumper from a Dragons supporter, and proceeded to take to it with a pair of scissors in the King Wan Chinese Restaurant at Cronulla Leagues Club.

This sparked an altercation with former Dragon, Barry Beath, leading ultimately to Gow's forced resignation.

A great act from a great man!
 

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Peter Gow's resignation statement:

STATEMENT ISUSED BY MR PETER GOW

It is with great regret that I tender my resignation from The Sharks.

I am resigning in the best interests of the club and wish to apologise to
all players, fans, sponsors and officials for any embarrassment I may have
caused them.

I apologise to Mr Beath and Mr Kelly.

What was intended as a humorous action was misinterpreted and then escalated
in a way that was unintended and for which I am sorry.

I wish to make it clear I negotiated to purchase the jersey from Mr Kelly
who handed it to me voluntarily. I did not at any stage forcibly remove it
from the gentleman concerned.

The response from Mr Beath took me off guard. The incident escalated from
there.

I cannot express my emotions at the moment . . . my world has caved in.

The Sharks have played in important part of my life for the last 32-years
and I will still support the team.

I am proud of my involvement with the club and the club's achievements . . .
it means the world to me.

The circumstances which eventuated denied me the opportunity to make an
earlier response which caused media escalation of an inaccurate nature.
 

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I liked him, thought he was good for the club - plus his daughter was hot...
 
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