The charming Paul Bainsfair of BST-BDDP has been having a tough
time of it recently, what with losing the Mercedes pitch, mourning
Labour’s senseless tobacco ad ban and all those vicious gossips plaguing
him and John ’loadsamoney’ Sharkey with incessant talk of BST merging
It gets worse, however. Bainsfair, a fanatical QPR supporter (he even
has his tonsure cut in the same style as the former Hoops manager, Ray
Wilkins), lost his chairmanly dignity after being sent off in a
six-a-side footie tournament organised by BST’s lawyers last
He received the red card in a game against the competition’s hosts
Professional foul? Selfless personal sacrifice for the good of the
agency team? Not exactly. Bainsfair had an outburst of anger and
profanity at a refereeing decision over a free kick.
Leaving the field with the words ’you should be ashamed of yourself’
ringing in his ears, he was heard to comfort himself with something
about Ray Wilkins being the first England player to be sent off in a
World Cup game.