HARINGEY Council is facing fresh allegations of endemic social care failings this week after details emerged of a severely neglected fantasy football league in the London borough.
The fantasy football league – known for legal reasons as ‘League K’ – was found locked in a cellar at an address in North London.
League K had not been updated for more than two weeks, was hungry, dehydrated and showed signs of physical abuse.
Haringey police and social workers are still trying to track down the man they believe responsible, known only as ‘the chairman’.
Rumours abound of the chairman’s reckless, alcohol-fuelled lifestyle. He was last seen at the League K transfer window two weeks ago.
Sources inside the local authority suggest League K’s recent neglect was due to the chairman become involved with another drunken fantasy football league.
One League K manager, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We saw the chairman forcing people to drink chilli liquor at the transfer window a couple of weeks of ago, but he’s been a phantom since.
“There’s been no post-transfer window report, no league updates and no cup fixtures posted. I don’t know who anyone else signed, I don’t know where my team is in the table and I don’t know who I’m facing in the cup.
“This must be due to systemic failure on behalf of the local authority.”
Grainy footage of ‘the chairman’s’ last public appearance
— Stix (@jeffkennaleague) October 7, 2016
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