This season’s Hartlepool key player Mark Shelton was out of the team in a match against England’s fourth-tier Scunthorpe. The reason for this surprising absence? Cotton bud.
“Mark Shelton used a cotton swab in his ear and ended up penetrating too much. He went to the hospital because he felt dizzy and couldn’t get up. ” BBC.
Mark Shelton, a graduate of Burton Albion, arrived in Harlepool in 2019 after working in Loughborough, Ilkeston, Alfreton, Salford and Woking. This season, the 25-year-old midfielder has scored two goals and three assists in 41 matches.