Man caught urinating on Bali bombing site
October 15, 20123:00AM
A MAN in the company of Kingsley Football Club players commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings has been pictured urinating on the Sari Club site.
PerthNow has obtained a photograph showing a man urinating on the Sari Club bombing site, not long after a minute’s silence was held at the site on Friday night.
The damning photograph comes amid outrage after it was revealed last week that the site of the Sari Club was being used as a car park and public urinal.
David Marshall, whose father Robert Marshall was killed in the blasts and was a trainer at South Australia's Sturt Football Club at the time, said the photo was repulsive and should be publicised.
“I for one am extremely disgusted that he has no respect what so ever for the lives that were lost as a result of the bombing,” Mr Marshall said on Sunday.
“I believe every effort should be taken to find this person, even as far as printing the photo to try and get leads to whoever he is and have him totally shamed.”
Several Kingsley players gathered in Bali last week to remember the seven players from the club, who were among the 88 Australian who lost their lives.
The emergence of the photo comes just days after Bali bombing survivors, including former Kingsley Football Club captain Phil Britten, labelled the current state of the Sari Club “disgraceful” and “disrespectful” to those affected because too many people are desecrating it with their urine and treating like a public toilet.
There were fresh calls this week for the site to become a peace park and an area of reflection and remembrance for the 202 victims killed in the bombs.
Witnesses who saw the man in the photograph urinating claim he was in the company of Kingsley Football Club members on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The photograph clearly shows the man urinating with a bottle of Bintang beer resting on a wall above his head.
Mr Nimmo, who attended the 10th anniversary memorial service in Bali at the weekend, said he would be disappointed if the man photographed urinating was associated with the club.
“It’s pretty disappointing to be honest,” Mr Nimmo said initially, when told of the photograph’s existence by PerthNow.
Mr Nimmo was sent a copy of the photograph via e mail on Sunday afternoon by PerthNow asking him if the photographed man is a member of the football club.
Mr Nimmo later confirmed he had received a copy of the photograph but could not comment further on the matter.
“My hands are tied,” he said after viewing the photo.
It’s understood as many as eight players from the Kingsley Football Club travelled to Bali for the 10th anniversary of the bombings.
Phil Britten was captain of the Kingsley Football Club when he was caught up in the bombings.
Seven of his teammates who were on an end of season trip were killed in the blasts.
Mr Britten is now president of the Bali Peace Park Association, a non-profit organisation founded in 2008 assisting victims, families and friends who suffered as a result of the bombings.
He could not be reached for comment today but was quoted in the media earlier in the week as saying the Sari Club site should be better established as a place to pray and mourn those lost.
He said the Bali Peace Park Association remained positive that a park would eventually be built on the site.
Kingsley Football Club president Keith Pearce could also not be reached for comment today.