“Tom prides him­self on his professionalism and here was his wife screaming at reporters. He was embar­rassed – and furious!

“Out of sight of the others, he let her know it. ‘Zip it!’ He told her.

“He sacked her, tell­ing her she’s got to keep her feelings to herself.

“It was worse than los­ing the game because he feels she betrayed his teammates.