Southend United sacked head groundsman Ken Hare
Ken Hare, who had been at Roots Hall since 1990, was given the cold shoulder after the League One clash with Bolton was postponed.
Southend launched an investigating into the frozen pitch and pointed the finger at Hare.
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A club statement said: “People generally lose their position as a result of not doing their job.
“The necessary decision surrounding Mr Hare was a disappointment and of course not taken lightly.
“Very few people have been dismissed at this club over the past 20 years and that extends to managers.”