September 11th, 2007
Jermaine Pennant: Queue Jumping and Steaming
Liverpool’s Jermaine Pennant and Charlton’s Jerome Thomas got themselves into a spot of bother whilst out in Bournemouth recently.
Anyone not familiar with Bournemouth, please know this: it is a lovely seaside town made for getting in trouble. You’re not allowed to hit the high street unless you are wearing a belt mascarading as a skirt, have been drinking for several days straight and have possibly snogged a dozen people within two hours. As you might assume, it is one of our favourite places to summer.
Anyhoo, Mr. P and Mr. T tried to jump the queue at a late night pizza takeaway and it didn’t quite go according to plan. As drunk bystanders in need of a slice of pizza will do, someone told them to get to the back of the line. Cut to name calling and shoving and Jerome elbowing a random woman in the face.
The girl, who is not being named, said: “Thomas’s arms were flailing. I got his elbow in the face, which really hurt.”
Police were called and a female cop wrestled the midfielder to the ground.
So, Jerome spent eight hours in the nick, and we’re not sure what happened to Jermaine, though witnesses told the Sun that he was “steaming drunk.“ So steamingly blottered, in fact, that as he was waving his hands around telling everyone to “calm down”, he fell over. We’re assuming he is still there as we have yet to hear otherwise.
Jermaine is on break from playing for two weeks and has served a jail term for drink-driving. Earlier this year he was arrested for a public order offence.