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Drink thrown at ex-Shark Ferguson

David Beniuk 09/07/2011 09:04:24 PM Comments (0)

Controversial Canberra winger Blake Ferguson's return to Toyota Stadium was marred by a drink being thrown at the former Cronulla star by a spectator.

A night after Gold Coast prop Matt White was struck in a similar incident with a beer bottle during the Titans' loss to the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium, Ferguson was struck after fulltime by what he believed to be a beer cup.

He received apologies from Sharks chairman Damian Irvine and captain Paul Gallen.

"I didn't really like that, it doesn't show respect from the fans. I hope they found the bloke that did it," Ferguson said.

"It got me on the arm but it doesn't bother me. Damian Irvine came in and he apologised on behalf of the fans and the club.

"I think it was a cup of beer. I don't really care about it to be honest."

Ferguson's return to Cronulla was always going to be feisty after he enacted a clause in his contract with the Sharks last year to leave the club and linked with the Raiders.

His return had been spiced up by Sharks coach Shane Flanagan this week suggesting he had joined the wrong club if it was a premiership he was after.

Ferguson was booed with every touch, each big hit on him was cheered. He scored a try, celebrating with a somersault, but also cost his side one with an error.

"There was a bit of booing, a bit of anger," he said. "It wasn't a good homecoming.

"I just took it as a normal game, I just played my normal game and unfortunately I made a few errors."

Gallen said there had been no hard feelings coming up against the slippery 21-year-old, despite the Shire's anger when he decided to leave.

"We're over that, we're past it," Gallen said.

"I saw someone throw a drink at him when he walked off.

"That shouldn't have happened so I probably say sorry to him for that.

"But that's what happens in footy, people move on and we're not concerned with that any more."

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