- 6 Jun 2005
An alcohol spray was used on the coach used by Oxford United, however the use of this spray inadvertently resulted in a false positive for the alcohol detection device, meaning the coach was incapacitated:
Problems getting to an away game were down to a safety device on the club's bus, the head coach says.
Does anyone know if this has occurred on any other vehicles? Is there a way round it?Alcohol spray used on a football club's coach to protect against coronavirus left the driver unable to take players and staff to an away match.
Oxford United had to change at their hotel and travel to their game at Accrington Stanley by car.
It is thought some of the spray in the air was picked up by a device that stops the coach driver starting the vehicle if alcohol has been consumed.
BBC Radio Oxford's Nathan Cooper said: "[Oxford have] got quite a technical bus that not many at this level have got.
"When you get on board it sprays a sort of alcohol gel - a fine mist spray - which obviously helps with the current situation, so it sterilises the bus. Somehow that ended up affecting the bus itself."