A drone, which stopped play at a non-league football game in Devon this weekend, has raised suspicions that a rival side was scouting opposition in preparation for an approaching fixture.
The device caused no damage or injury and, after landing on the pitch midway into the first half, it was taken to the sidelines for play to be resumed.
According to a report from DevonLive, manager of home side Buckland Atheltic, Richard Pears, was suspicious of the drone and thinks it could owned by Clive Jones, the manager of a rival club.
Speaking to the local news outlet, he joked: “I don’t know who the drone belongs to but it could have been Clive scouting us before next week’s game. I know him well and I wouldn’t put it past him.”
He added: “It certainly a first in my career, and to see it coming down on to the pitch was just bizarre.”