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Newport County's Kevin Ellison prank-calls club physio Tom Gittoes before their FA Cup 3rd round match against Brighton and Hove Albion
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VIDEO: Newport’s Kevin Ellison prank-calls club physio ahead of FA Cup tie

Veteran forward describes fever-type symptoms.

https://twitter.com/KEVIN11ELLISON/status/1348253810087620609

Veteran Newport County forward Kevin Ellison prank-called the club physio during the build-up to Sunday’s FA Cup 3rd round match against Brighton.

Describing feverish symptoms, the 41-year-old deliberately gave the impression he’d come down with illness before announcing it as “FA Cup fever”.

Love it!!! Good luck lads

— Curtis Woodhouse B.E.M (@curtiswoodhous8) January 10, 2021

This elicited a foul-mouthed response from physio Tom Gittoes as he realised he’d been tricked by the former Morecambe player.

The game itself ended 1-1 at Rodney Parade, with Premier League side Brighton eventually winning 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout.