During the 2004/2005 football season, Oxford United FC sacked burly striker Julian Alsop 'with immediate effect' for a 'lewd prank' played on a youth player at the club.
It later emmerged that Alsop had attempted to shove a banana up the rear end of the youth team player with others aiding him. A full scale operation was held at the club with a number of youth team players being suspended for their involvement.
Still little is known about the full extent of the attack with the banana or of its whereabouts, thus resulting in the 'bananagate' scandal.
Alsop later found work with Forest Green Rovers, but was duly banned for the rest of the season by the FA whilst they investidated.