Date: 12th May 2008 at 10:47am
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Hull club captain Ian Ashbee showed anything but the professionalism and self control you`d expect of a skipper with 440 career appearances to his name in a heated altercation with Watford fans at the end of the Sunday`s play-off semi final.

Eye witnesses have reported that the Tigers journeyman got tangled up in a verbal confrontation with Hornets fans outside the Vicarage Road stadium and then allegedly taunted the Watford following with a series of hand gestures from safety through the back window of the Tigers coach.

Ashbee, who`s alleged stamp (clearly evident in SKY TV replays) on a grounded John Eustace fuelled the fans fury, was incredibly fortunate not to see red from match official Kevin Friend but was reported to have mocked the Leicestershire ref`s decision to take no action during a clash with fans as he left the ground.

So much for players being able to rise above abuse from opposition supporters!