Water polo players in court

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 13:29

Following last Saturday’s deplorable events at the National Pool, three San Giljan players and one Neptunes player appeared in court this morning in relation to the incidents that took place at the end of the game between their teams.

Dean Camilleri and Karl Galea (both playing for San Giljan) together with Stevie Camilleri (Neptunes) were charged with using foul language in public, disobeying police orders, breaching the peace, insulting others and threatening others. All three players pleaded not guilty.

Dean Camilleri also pleaded not guilty for breaching a probation order and relapsing.

San Giljan’s Ranier Scerri was seperately arraigned and pleaded not guilty to attempt to seriously injure Neptunes’ doctor Dr Stefan Camilleri, threatening someone with a stone, breaching the peace, threatening beyond the limits of provocation, using vulgar language and disobeying police orders.

Bail was granted to all four players against a personal guarantee of €500 each. They were also ordered not to go to the national pool except to train and to take part in their team’s matches.

The San Giljan players were represented by lawyers Gianluca Caruana Curran and Stephen Tonna Lowell. George Hyzler represented Stevie Camilleri.





33 Comments

  1. SportInMalta says:

    The sporting public has discussed the subject of violence in local water polo extensively with exposure being given to this on all media and it is time to move one and turn the page.

    Therefore we ask you, our loyal readers, to support us in this initiative to stop the commenting on this subject and bring local water polo to the level it deserves i.e the water polo that you have read about on our portal over the past few months prior to the unfortunate incidents.

    You will be kept updated with all the results, photos and latest news as it happens, so keep this site bookmarked!

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  2. san giljan says:

    players kemm gew sospizi?

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  3. Giljaniz daqskom says:

    Funny, why else would they go to the National pool, if not for training and games??????

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  4. F Ciantar says:

    So no one gets charged for assaulting the ASA President???????

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  5. Waterbug says:

    “The law is an ass” – so true in Charles Dickens’ time, even truer today! Since when is the person who is ATTACKED arraigned??

    Justice is portrayed as a blind woman. Proof of how blind justice is, is the fact that Stevie is bundled off with those three San Giljan players. But actually San Giljan score more accolades for a rare moment in their life – but this in a league where no one wants to compete, that of behaviour. One person is charged with grevious bodilly harm and the other for relapsing and breaching bail condtions

    …Breaching bail conditions for what I wonder??

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    Bail Conditions Reply:

    The probation he breached was probation he was given for something he did when he was a Neptunes player…….

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    member Reply:

    Whether he did it as a Neptunes player, as an Otters player, or as a San Giljan player is irrelevant at this point. What counts is that San Giljan, having known he was on probation, allowed him to coach the under 14′s; and the result? The result was last saturday when he showed his true colors at the pixxina, and what a great example he has serves as.

    Go look at the posts of the u/14 players on facebook ‘issa insibuhom barra u noqtluhom’ ‘issa neptunes pitch inkissru kull m’hemm’ – as well as personal threats to a member of the u/14 team of neptunes and his father who is a committee member. Are these the future of SG? Do SG want to bring up a bunch of hooligans who are more interested in fighting rather than playing the game? With people like Dino and Reiner coaching them (Reiner is worse, as in all fairness I remember Dino from neptunes and he wasn’t such a bad guy, but last saturday I saw a new side to him), how can you expect these players to grow up any differently? I applaud the ASA for banning them as being u/14 coaches of SG.

    PS Unless you are insinuating that Dino ended up on probation cause he was, at the time, at Neptunes, then I think you’ve really lost it.

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    Opinion Reply:

    True he was a neptunes player.let’s look at how the two clubs acted differently knowing what they did. With neptunes dino never touched the water and was released shortly after. At San giljan not only was he made first goaler but team Captain and u/14 coach.moral of the story is that neptunes condemn such behaviour whilst San giljan seem to reward it!!

  6. San giljan rebhu says:

    Prosit San Giljan

    irbahtulhom fl-ahhar lil-Neptunes … 3-1 gejtu illum !!! …wara stagun taqalghu id-damdim 15-7, 17-8 u 16-13 :) Better luck in 2011 pero din is-sena lanqas bdejtu ma Sliema u Neptunes

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    san giljan Reply:

    kemm bzajtu minha sopporters ta neptunes sibt li ghada bzajtu li nihdlu ghalikom hehehe

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    Oh my God! Reply:

    people like you should be banned from writing on these sites. These like you are the ones that cause all the problems!!!!!! sportinmalta, are not comments passing through a moderation before…Should you not ban such comments???

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    fair play Reply:

    Prosit san giljan, issa veru urejt minn xiex int maghmul.
    It
    -tajba hi li fis-sentenza li ghada kemm harget mill ASA, bejnietkhom kollha wehiltu totl ta’ euro 1171 f’multi, zewg punti mnaqqsin, players sospizi ghal total ta’ erba xhur bejniethom, u assistant coach b’sentenza sospiza. U fuq kollox iz-zewg ‘gentlomi ‘coaches tal- Under 14 imnehhijja minn coaches, tal- ezempju tajjeb li taw liz-zghar.

    Kollox ma kollox l-ASA ghamlet pjacir lil San Giljan li helsitkom minnhom . Daqshekk tat kaz ta l-iskuza ta’ provokazzjoni li gibtu , l-ASA . Kull ma jonqos issa li Stevie jigi ‘cleared’ mill- qorti wara li gie mtella ngiustament hemmhekk talli ddefenda ruhu mill-attakki tal- Giljanizi.

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    san giljan Reply:

    kemm wehlu players sospizi?

  7. Christine says:

    Parents of the U-14′s might wish to approach the S.Giljan committee and query the alleged breach of probabtion. Probation for what?

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    L-GHASFUR Reply:

    Cocci mohhok hemm … anke il-genituri tat-tfal.

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    san giljan Reply:

    christine tinsix li coach ta under ta 14 neptunes wara loghba ta under14 san giljan v neptunes beda jadt kliem ta theddid lil referee u kelmhu hazin,ahjar taraw xtaghmlu intkom ewwel

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    getalife Reply:

    thanks again for the info johnathan

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    san giljan Reply:

    jien mhux jonathan tibqax taqa al cajt

    san giljan Reply:

    jien mhux jonathan get a life nahseb ijad f sakra inti

    kalepin Reply:

    Jonathan, qabel ma tizzattat biex tikteb, isma minni, mur ghamel kors tal-Malti, halli titghallem tikteb kif suppost….pacenzja, hlief hmerijiet ma tghidx, imma ghallinqas , tikteb sew.

    U jekk forsi tohrog biex tapplika ghal kors , ixtri calculator tajba, halli tghodd il-multi li bellawlkom tal-ksuhat u s-salvagizmu taghkom! (ta!)

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    san giljan Reply:

    nahseb qedin f sakra intkom ghax ghanki f ismjiet qed thawdu ta hehe

    GIDDO Reply:

    thank you steve mela………..intkom it-tnejn biss tibqaw taqaw qac-cejt tghidu listess cucati u hmerijiet, meta l-president taghkom diga kkundanna l-players u s-supporters tal-klub………….btw, ghidtu li qatt ma ssawwtu l-president, mela spjegali ghaliex l-president u l-kumitat ta SG qas ikkontestaw ir-rapport li ghamel l-ASA fuq dik l-incident? ghax il-president ta SG jaf li veru, ghax kien hemm u waqaf kollox……….issa tibdew tghidu li anki l-president taghkom qieghed kontrikom, u qieghed f’xi konfoffa ma Bunell, Gatt, u Sammut hahah

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  8. san giljan says:

    joseph tkomplix thameg,min jaf ghal mar ghalih dean,forsi ghax ghamel loghba shiha kelmhu hazin stevie,hadd ma mur ghal persuna ghal xejn ta,din mhux ewwel darba kelu xi jadt stevie,bhal kaz ta varga,sena ohra ta popovic,sakem naf jien stevie tela qorti wkoll mela xhaga ghamel ta

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    Vuvuzela Reply:

    San Giljan, qalulek, ghal darba darbtejn. Steve hu l-aqwa player Malti bhalissa u l-clubs avversarji kollha ghandhom lanzit kbir ghalih. Saqsu lil Dean, Karl u Ranier ghalfejn marru ghalih u jekk kellhomx xi missjoni xi jwettqu. Jekk kellhom xi missjoni fallietilhom. 

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    san giljan Reply:

    ghana lanzit ghal stevie jaq friza bhalu mawnx anqas ridu maghna jaq,ahna ga ana player kbir li xbajtu tigru warajh intkom ma ridux lil

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    NoProblem Reply:

    U Dino kwiet baqa? L-affarijiet li qalu waqt il-loghba Dino u Karl vera tal-misthija, u ma stennejtiex min ghandhom. Certu players ta San Giljan nizlu bl-intenzjoni biex jiggieldu ma Stevie, biex jigi sospis u jitlef il-loghba tas-sibt; iftakar li Dino u Karl have nothing to lose, imbilli jitilfu loghba habba suspension, diga waqajtu ghac-cejt dis-sena, nothing left to play for.

    Il-punt hu li mghandux xjaqsam jekk kien hemm xi kliem jew provokazzjoni fil-loghba, il-punt u li Dino, Reiner u Karl marru n-naha tan-neptunes biex jiggieldu; kliem u provokazzjoni huma parti mill-loghba, u jekk ma kontx tafha din, mela sintendi qatt ma laghabt waterpolo f’hajtek. li stevie hu kiesah u ghandu problemi ta temperament mhemmx dubbju; imma kienu il-players ta SG li gew in-naha taghna biex jiggieldu, u mhux Stevie li mar in-naha ta SG.

    It-tnejn li huma qalaw tghajjir u provokazzjoni matul il-loghba, imma Stevie kien bil-qeghda fuq il-bankina u dawk il-hooligans ta SG gew in-naha ta neptunes biex jiggieldu; qed tara d-differenza? jew hemm bzonn nerga nispjegalek? u trid tghid ukoll li wara qala it-tghajjir fl-ilma (fuq affarijiet personali hafna), u wara d-daqqiet li qala (ghandu black eye), marru jsawwtu l-missieru, u fil-fatt dak il-hammalu baxx bil-pussy cat fuq sidru ta flying kick lil stefan………….xjaghmel stevie allura, jibqa kwiet? Ma jiddefendiex lilu nniffsu u l-missieru?

    allahares player tan-neptunes gie n-naha taghkom u beda’ isawwat xi missier ta xi player taghkom, mur oqghod bikom haha insomma nifimkhom in a way, intkom ittamajtu li tiehdu xahaga dis-sena, imma spiccajtu forsi tigu fit-tielet post xi 20 punt wara xi neptunes u sliema haha ma gbajtux taqaw qac-cajt? imnalla ghandkom president ragel sew u ta l-affarijiet tieghu, ghax il-bqija vera ghamiltu sena taqaw qac-cajt, u kull klub f’malta jaf li intkom il-vergogna tal-waterpolo malti!

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    san giljan Reply:

    mank qala black eye ohra stevie daqs kemm hu friza ta,jiehdu gost hafna nies kiku f malta,intkom din sena ghamiltu kollox biex taqalaw lilna f league ewwel ma amiltu nehejtuna aqwa player taghna,skont inti dean ghajjar lil stevie f loghba ibqa aqa ghal cajt kif qeda taqa ta mela,vergorna ta waterpolo intkom ghax asa qeda maghkom ta,deret f car sibt li ghada f loghba,ewwel referee ha b idejn barani taghkom f loghba imkien ma saret din,u wara kecewna aqwa player taghna biex terbhu sgur ghax kieku ma kontu terbhu qatt sibt ta,kull club jaf li intkom terbhu ghax asa maghkom kif gara kaz ta under 14 ,kelna kolox sew u tlifna leagueb fors hux president taghkom huwa moggi hehe

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    mike Reply:

    Kemm int mahruq u mimli mibgheda man. alla hares s giljan kollha bhalek u bhal dawkmil Players li qazzew il pixxina. Il hdura taghkhom hija infinita, intom l- erba mhux il klabb kollha ghax hemm hafna rgiel hemm li ghad jitfawkom ‘l barra u jerga jaghtu l klabb il gieh li jixraqlu

    tajjeb ukoll Reply:

    prosit NoProblem, well said. can not be made clearer then that, unfortunately some people may still not understand….

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    Giljaniz daqskom Reply:

    I agree with most of what you have said. However, intimidation is a form of violence and this also should not be tolerated, and is in actual fact NOT tolerated and punishable at law. If one is unable to control himself facing verbal abuse and intimidation, viola….. you have the result.
    I think for the good of the game, we should close this chapter and lets let the disciplinary bodies have their say.

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  9. bullseye says:

    It is nothing but an utter and total disgrace that Stevie Camilleri was accused with the same offences as Dino Camilleri and Karl Galea. If they had not crossed over from the San Giljan to the Neptunes side, none of all this would have happened, simple as that…. but seeing they did not achieve what they wanted to achieve in the water, they had to have another go at their objective from eliminating Stevie from next Saturday’s game.
    Tough luck to the 3 San Giljan cowboys…. you gave it all you could , imma f’wicckom baqa…and now face the music. Such a pity the ASA didn’t carry out any dope tests last Saturday, judging by the venom in some player’s eyes, it would have been interesting to see the results… but as the Italians say, tardare si’ , scappare no….

    Stevie, don’t fall to the level of this lot, even in the face of their blatant and vulgar provocation, they simply don’t know any better, poor things….realise, once and all for all, that the heights that you have reached, make some people develop severe heartburn and chest pain, caused by that green monster called jealousy….combine jealousy, with ignorance and small minds, and the result is what we all saw last Saturday. Finally, congratulations to San Giljan are in order for appointing an Under 14 coach who was on probation….small wonder, what some of the under 14 players got up to recently, with a shining example like their coach to stand up to! The parents of these boys must be really thrilled!

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    Ifcm Reply:

    Bullseye , I really like your write up but I must say that if Stevie hadn’t repeatedly provoked dean biex jigbor dak il ballun min warajh , with repeated vulgar words I doubt that they would have had such an angry reaction and none of the mentioned above would have happened !!!! It takes 2 to tango !!!

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  10. Joseph M says:

    Dean Camilleri was on probation before this event happened … and he’s the coach of the under 14s

    I rest my case … this country has really gone to the dogs.

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