I am sure most will have seen by now Youtube footage of our very own Rob Tolfrey at the centre of extraordinary scenes at the end of Kingstonian's narrow defeat to Bognor Regis Town on Monday evening.
It even featured on Talksport's Sports Bulletins yesterday and I am pleased to say not in a sensationalist way.
In short, Rob jumped into the crowd after the final whistle to confront a Bognor supporter and the scenes, certainly the 6 minute version are very distressing. He was clearly in a dreadful state being encoraged away from the scene, seemingly in meltdown and looked utterly lost and distraught. He was reportedly "in pieces" in the dressing room afterwards.
Asked to name a non-league Nice Guy XI you would say Rob Tolfrey + 10 others so goodness only knows what could have provoked such an incident?
I post really to say that rather than being vilified or punished I hope circumstances are fully explored and that Rob gets the help and support he needs to recover and resume his career.
His time at Whyteleafe was outstanding, quite magnificent week in week out, and he remains one of the finest keepers I have ever seen in our division.
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