THE Scottish Hammer’s homecoming hasn’t gone as smoothly as he might have hoped.
All players returned to the States after the New York Giants defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-22 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday.
Well, most did.
Scottish punter Jamie Gillan, nicknamed ‘Scottish Hammer’, was stranded in the UK over apparent visa issues.
According to NFL reporter Tom PelisseroGillan originally came to the US on a NATO visa when his father Colin, a navigator in Scotland’s Royal Air Force, was posted to southern Maryland, according to MyCentralJersey.
Although this was his fourth season in the NFL, his visa was never changed to a work visa.
Pelissero stated this was “not Gillan’s fault – just slipped through the cracks” and that he now has a new passport thanks to US diplomats.
Mike Garafolo reported that: “The #Giants and Gillan were aware of the potential passport issues for the return flight prior to the trip.”
From Wednesday noon was Gillan allegedly on a return flight to the USA
Both Gillan and Scot and Giants teammate Graham Gano wore Scottish flags on their helmets during their Week 5 win.
According to Garafolo, the 4-1 Giants are expected to have Gillan back in time for their matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 16.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6428695/new-york-giants-jamie-gillan-finally-leaving-uk/ The New York Giants punter leaves the UK after the Packers London game after visa problems