News Reports & comments Idiot 'fan' ruins Rabbitoh win By Steve Jancetic http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/comments/0,26800,24195012-5006066,00.html HE will be the South Sydney fan every Rabbitohs player will today despise. Rather than discuss Souths' wonderful 40-32 upset win over arch-rivals Manly yesterday at ANZ Stadium, a Rabbitohs supporter will steal the headlines for a blatant act of imbecility. The fan, sitting in the South Sydney members' area, threw a metal object at Manly centre Steve Matai, who was walking from the field after being sin-binned in the 37th minute. It narrowly missed Matai and Manly trainer Simon Keith with an angry Souths chief executive Shane Richardson threatening to find the culprit and ban him for life. Police intervened yesterday but the man was not found. Souths and ANZ Stadium management will view closed circuit television footage today in attempt to identify the culprit. We will go through the video and talk to our members," said Richardson. "He is not a person we want as one of our fans. "It's not the character of this club. It's disappointing. We will find out who he is and ban him for life. I apologise to the Manly club." Keith said the object - a metal socket the size of a five cent coin - could have caused significant injury had it hit someone in the head. "A piece of metal came flying over," he said. "Security saw it. It missed me by about 30cm. "If they are the supporters of the game, then what hope do we have? It's sad. You don't expect that from rival fans." Matai did not want to comment but Manly coach Des Hasler added: "We are aware of it. We'll let the authorities handle it. If you are asking whether it was a concern, yes it is a concern." But the fool who threw it should not hog the limelight from Souths' exciting win. Souths deserved the victory, scoring seven tries to six in an entertaining match. It was the first time Manly have conceded 40 points since a qualifying final against Parramatta back in 2005. Manly skipper Matt Orford claimed the loss was the worst he had been involved with at the club - a defeat which could also cost the Sea Eagles this season's minor premiership. The Sea Eagles looked lethargic yesterday - no doubt suffering a hangover from last week's loss to Melbourne at Brookvale. Souths led 22-10 at halftime after a thoroughly committed first half. But a sloppy start to the second half allowed Manly to score three quick tries and snatch the lead. The Rabbitohs, though, refused to buckle and stormed home with three late tries to overwhelm Manly. Fullback Nathan Merritt scored three tries while Chris Sandow, Roy Asotasi and Luke Stuart were also impressive. Manly scored a bizarre final try when it appeared prop Josh Perry knocked on. Asotasi allowed the ball to roll around on the ground - thinking it was a knock-on - with Perry coming through to ground the ball. Video referee Steve Clark ruled the ball came off Perry's head and awarded the try. "It was a rookie mistake," Asotasi conceded. Asked about the loss, Orford said: "It was attitude, plain and simple. We need to have a good hard look at ourselves." Asked if he thought Manly would be down after the Storm game, Souths coach Jason Taylor said: "We thought that was a big chance of that happening. Everyone watched the (Melbourne) game and knew how much Manly put into it and that it would be hard to back up."