January 9th, 2012
Liverpool FC: And The Heat Goes On…
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In a story heading straight for our ‘hell no’ files, 27-year-old Liverpool winger and England international, Stewart Downing, was arrested on suspicion of assault early Sunday morning following an altercation with a supposed ex-girlfriend (rumoured to be Donna the doorstep dramatist Moloney) at the Cross Keys pub near Middlesbrough. According to
several reports one conspicuous report, Downing is said to have punched a 32-year-old female – a big no-no in most sensible people’s books.
Obviously Downing’s arrest drew a difficult week for Liverpool to a cringeworthy close. Two days after the club did their best to put the whole Luis Suarez mess to bed, they found themselves in hot water over yet another alleged racial incident on Friday. Forty-eight hours on from that, and at least one arrest and a formal apology later, this series of unfortunate events may give the club cause to reconsider their unequivocal support of both their players and fans.
Kickettes, without getting into the details of any offence in particular and making us shout at you, where do you stand on the general issue of clubs publicly backing their players in serious matters? Is it always appropriate or do recent events indicate that in some cases, it might be smarter in the long run for a club to stay off the record?
And to our dear Liverpool-flavoured Kickettes, cookies & milk care packages are on their way.