Stephanie Rice, Eamon Sullivans autograph snub leaves Sydney fans sobbing

August 28th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug 28 (ANI): Aussie swimmers Stephanie Rice and Eamon Sullivan caused quite a commotion on August 27 when they left behind furious and sobbing fans.

Fans of the two Olympic medallists had been queuing up for hours to get an autograph from them, but they had not been informed before hand that the sports stars would sign only Davenport-branded clothing.

While some fans swore and left upon being informed about the preference, there were some diehard fans that went along only to be disappointed again.

One such person was St Albans woman Jade Gunn, 21, who at first burst into tears when she was told the disappointing news after standing for two-and-a-half hours in the Myer basement queue.

“We only do Davenport,” quoted Rice as telling her.

Gunn immediately got two pairs of underpants off a rack and joined the queue again, but as she was approaching the table, organisers set a queue cut-off point to end the session in front of her.

“It’’s business for them. That’’s all anyone cares about these days,” she said tearfully.

Gunn had spent about 300 dollars to fly to Sydney on August 26 to get the pair’’s signatures on a T-shirt, but missed them at the airport.

With “I (heart) ES” and “I (heart) Stef Rice” written on her hands, which she showed them, she hoped to add the world record holders” names to a shirt other Olympians cheerfully signed in Sydney. (ANI)

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