"CandyGate" Ends With Fines, Blame For "Ornery" USAirways Gate Attendant

There was plenty of speculation as to what the Philadelphia Union's reaction would be to three of the team's top players missing the club's flight home from Colorado. Today, multiple beat writers covering the Union are quoting assistant coach John Hackworth as saying that the three have received "undisclosed fines."

Ryan Bright of CSNPhilly.com tweeted the following as the team's answer for the low key discipline:

Hackworth also added that the situation was not deemed serious and was a simple mistake. No further discipline.

Keon Daniel, Danny Mwanga and Sheanon Williams all missed the flight back to Philadelphia after the Union's 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids due to a candy run on their way to the gate. The team is blaming the three missing the flight due to a stubborn USAirways gate attendant.

Hackworth's statement on the matter is below, from a tweet by Kerith Gabriel of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com:

It's said that candy wasn't the culprit but an ornery USAir gate attendant who wouldn't let the trio on after the final boarding call.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker