Another Big Fish lost…through the shark-nets. ..if all you read can be assumed true.
According to newspaper reports, Butch revealed in an interview with Bath Chronicle that his chances to try and secure a place in the WC squad for 2011 were foiled by the “scandalous” way of negotiations by the Sharks Union.
Apparently the union abruptly stopped negotiations and made him look like a fool at his current union and with his teammates.
The contract was apparently completed in March already, but was withdrawn at the last minute due the price tag Bath put on this ex-Sharks Player.
Butch had no bad words for the way Bath handled the negotiations, but is obviously not very impressed with his former union’s ways.
However, according to Brian van Zyl, Butch contacted the union for a return. Then Bath wanted to know what the Union would be willing to cough up for Butch. The Union were not prepared to do that, because we they not compensated for Butch when he went to Bath. What, according to Van Zyl was weird, was the fact that Butch indicated he wanted to return home, yet he signed for a further two years with his current club and apparently wanted a pricy payment for his return.
I was a huge Butch fan, but could this be a blessing in disguise? I MEAN, he is a walking injury and over the “legal” age too….maybe he should look at a retirement package at the Stormers?Tweet