FORMER Scotland keeper Robert Douglas has accused one of the world’s largest delivery firms of a “first class disaster” after they lost cancer charity polo shirts.
The 45-year-old holds an annual golf charity day to raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity in memory of his friend Gordon Cowan who died from the disease in 1997.
The event has been held at Lanark Golf Club and participants in past years have all worn the same pink polo shirts.
However, this year, Douglas took to Twitter to criticise delivery giants TNT, claiming that the company had managed to lose 120 polo shirts for participants in the charity event.
Posting yesterday, just 30 minutes before the first groups teed off Douglas tweeted: “Congratulations @TNTUKOfficial for managing to lose 120 polo shirts for today’s cancer charity golf day, absolute first class disaster.”
Zoe from TNT replied: “I’m so sorry to hear this, Robert. Please DM with consignment details and we will look into this.”
The ‘keeper, who won 19 caps for Scotland, then responded: “A bit late Zoe we tee off in 30 minutes. Shambles.”
After the golfers had finished their rounds, Douglas revealed that the charity day had raised £19,245, taking the total raised by the annual to £150,845 over the past 11 years.
Beatson Cancer Charity responded to say: “Incredible amount! Thank you so much for all your amazing support of the years! #legend #grateful.”
However, the stopper was still angered by TNT and this morning tweeted: “So @TNTUKOfficial who is compensating the 120 golfers and the cancer charity when you managed to lose our polo shirts over the weekend?”
The company replied: “Hello Robert, I believe this shipment was delayed in Customs, rather than missing. I can ask our international team to contact you directly on your mobile to discuss, if you wish? Thank you.”
Douglas then responded: “It was delayed in customs then missing over weekend.”
Twitter users were quick to offer their support to the former Celtic man.
PB wrote: “Hope it gets sorted big man.”
Iain Macfarlane commented: “A healthy donation on its way surely…. over to you @TNTUKOfficial.”
Whilst Jane Wiegratz Slater? added: “Think the only thing @TNTUKOfficial can do now is offer compensation towards the charity.”
To donate to the Beatson Cancer Charity, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robert-Douglas10?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20170603_96877