December 30th, 2008

Of own goals & things

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Just a little quickie tonight as we’re off relative-visiting shortly.

I just wanted to share my joy over today’s news of another footballer in a bit of a pickle. Regular readers will know how much disgust I have for the sport & profession of football. Many years standing on the terraces at football matches did nothing to enhance the sport for me.

So it’s with a wry smile that I like to read stories of professional footballers getting themselves into trouble.

Steven Gerrard appears to have been charged – with 2 others – with assaulting a DJ at some pub in Southport as well as affray. One of the reports thought an argument may have developed after the DJ refused to play music of Gerard’s group’s choosing.

His employers have already announced their support for the player, which will only be repeated should he appear in court & get convicted; apparently it’s the law.

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  1. A special in Notts says:

    There is a reason I never liked professional footballers.

    And why the hell are his team supporting him? He attacked someone, that is out of order surely?


    December 30th, 2008 at 23:38

  2. sntpc says:

    Its nice that the club’s supporting him. After all, the job would support us if we were charged with assault and affray…… Hmmm.

    December 31st, 2008 at 12:53

  3. Litew8 says:

    What about the club(s) supporting those affected by the actions of (effectively) their employees?

    Another case of “money talks”… so not only are the footballers going to get the best legal council they will also surely get laughable sentences whereas Joe-Public would be sent down for a nice long stretch!

    Worse still, how do the fans of the respective clubs feel? Surely they are the ones who hold a lot of sway (attendance costs, replica kits etc.)… if they were turned against the club then surely it would have an effect.

    I know for a fact that if I fouled up like one of those two numpties, then my employer would sack me… corporate responsibility and ethics are very strong in my company…

    On a lighter note, Happy New Year, lets hope 2009 will be a better one!


    December 31st, 2008 at 15:08

  4. Tony F says:

    I, personally, would tax all ball kickers back to the national minimum wage. As for the clubs ‘supporting’ a criminals actions? Surely that is an offence? Fine the bastards. We could resolve most of the country’s financial worries.

    December 31st, 2008 at 17:16

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