The longer this goes on, the more astonishing thing, even more astonishing than a grown man shoving over a ballboy with absolutely no provocation, is the fact that no-one at Orient, not the player, not the manager, not the kit man, not the chairman has come out to show even the slightest contrition.
Now, fortunately the shove was a few yards from the advertising hoardings, and consequentially the ballboy fell on his arse, looked a bit daft and sat there wondering what he'd done to merit Kelly's wrath..but a yard or so further off the pitch and the potential is there for a Jordan Forster at Barnet situation (broken jaw after colliding with the adverts) - it really isn't beyond the realms of possibility. When a player goes in for an honest challenge and ends up smashing into the crash barrier its an unfortunate risk of the game. But there was no need for Kelly to bring that possibility into the equation and he's lucky that the ballboy was a stout enough lad to collapse on his backside rather than stumble further. On that note, having watched the footage I have to say the ballboy's reaction was exemplary - he's obviously a big lad and, having done nothing to warrant Kelly's push he acted with credit to the club - he looks big enough to have handled a snide like Kelly if he hadn't been floored by the element of surprise, so it's a good job he did just sit there looking perplexed rather than taking matters into his own hands as other teenagers would have.
Now if anyone at Orient had released any kind of comment with a smidgen of contrition for Kelly's actions it'd would look a lot more favorable for them when Kelly turns up at his hearing. I'm not biased enough to think that there's no way an Argyle player will ever do anything similar, and I've had a few things to say about the management of the club in the recent past, but I know for sure that if an Argyle player did something similar, regardless of whether the club felt it was a storm in a teacup or not, they'd come out and offer some sort of apology.
The absence of any kind of olive branch from Orient and Kelly, even to the ballboy himself, and the disgusting reporting of the incident comparing it to LM, by a reporter apparently affiliated with the club, is making them look even more classless than they did on the night.
I will be surprised if there is a hearing. In light of the evidence, he surely will just accept the charge.