Ex-Millwall star launched butter knife attack over ‘having the driest feet’ feud

Ex-Millwall midfielder Peter Sweeney revealed former striker Moses Ashikodi pulled a ‘butter knife’ on team-mate Mark McCammon because he was told he had "the driest feet’.

News of the incident in 2004 initially prompted reactions of shock and horror across the footballing divisions. The incident prompted fury from the club's fan base, triggering a full investigation into the incident.

Ashikodi, who was 16 years old at the time, was soon relieved of his services by the club after the attack on the 6ft 5in centre forward. Fortunately for McCammon, the nature of the weapon was more adept at slicing through butter than human skin.

“They were both out injured, and we got a phone call saying Moses Ashikodi is chasing Mark McAmmon around the training ground with a butter knife, trying to stab him,” Sweeney said to the Under the Cosh podcast. “Wisey (Dennis Wise) was like ‘oh for god’s sake’ and then it all calmed down.

“It turned out the argument started about who had the driest feet. That was what the argument was about apparently.

“So Moses could not have it that he had drier feet than McCammon so he’s chasing him around trying to stab him. Millwall was a mad place mate, mad.

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“That butter knife would have just bent on McAmmon anyway.” After the jaw-dropping incident with McCammon, Ashikodi secured a move to West Ham on a free transfer.

But after a loan spell to Gillingham, he went on to secure a big move for Rangers, whom he made his full league debut at the age of 18. However, he returned to England to join Watford, in what proved to be another frustrating move in his promising career.

The twice capped Antigua and Barbuda international spent the rest of his career fluctuating between various leagues in non-league football, playing for the likes of Kettering, York City, and Ebbsfleet. After a career which saw him play for 32 teams, he hung up his boots in 2018 while playing for VCD Athletic.

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