March 13th, 2009

Was Ashley Cole Set Up?

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A very purr-worthy piece of gossip just popped in our inbox, courtesy of the delightful scamps at over at Popbitch.

First, a quick bit of background for those who need it: after a recent charity event with Chelsea, a rather sloshed Ashley Cole was photographed at a nightclub talking to a “mystery” blond.  Cut to some pushy-shovey-shouty scene involving the paparazzi, and Ashley being led off in handcuffs. 

This happened at the same time as his wife, Cheryl, was climbing Mount Kilamanjaro for the Comic Relief charity. She probably wasn’t even wearing lipstick at the time, poor lass.

However, things suddenly aren’t looking so cut and dry.  Talk is spreading amongst insiders that this “mystery” skeeve/skank/wagabee was allegedly hired by the tabloids (who had already been following Ashley closely with their cameras poised for potential misbehaviour while his wife was away.)

The current theory in one newsroom is that the “mystery blonde” was in the employ of the tabloid… And, the Sun’s showbiz editor, Gordon Smart, was supposed [to have been] on the Comic Relief trip – and only a family bereavement stopped him from being on hand for the exclusive on Cheryl’s reaction after Ashley’s arrest.

Was Ashley set up? Sure, he shouldn’t have had much to say to the random chica other than, “I’m married, luv, piss off now”, but it certainly offers up another possibility as to why he reacted the way he did when the flashbulbs started popping. 

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21 Responses to “Was Ashley Cole Set Up?”

  1. aristeia says:

    Psssh. He’s such a sleaze. Although, I do not doubt tabloids setting people up like this. However, no one makes you do bad things– only you do.

  2. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    I wouldn't put it past The Sun… but really, they wouldn't have thought of it if they hadn't figured there was some chance of success. He's such a rat.

  3. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    Aw, poor Cheryl. More of this all over again…
    Which makes that a really interesting theory.. hm. Personally, I like Ashley Cole, mainly because I am, above all, a Chelsea girl. To disown Ashley Cole purely because he cheated would be hypocritical of me if I did not disown Frank Lampard as well. To me, it seems a little fishy that just whenever Ashley Cole starts getting it all together again, its ripped out from under him. I mean, I know he’s not the smart human being alive but one does eventually learn from their mistakes, and those that hit harder last longer. Originally, I didn’t believe the fault lied completely with him because he was very clear about the pushiness of the papparazzi. I mean, if I had cameras flashing in my face and people asking me annoying questions I would probably be swearing at someone, I’m not going to lie. I still don’t believe the blame should be completely on his shoulders. However, the price for what he did has already been paid, so I guess there’s no point in turning back clocks…

  4. Erin says:

    I don't give a toss if it was a set up. If he snogged her, he snogged her. Totally his choice. Just because she was *there*, doesn't mean he was forced into anything.

  5. Moonie says:

    I don't really see why it matters if he was chatting up someone paid by the press or an 'ordinary' girl- he still did it!

  6. Becca says:

    All i can say is if the press did do it, its nasty and not right because at the end of the day Cheryl could be the one getting hurt again because of it. Some people in the press need to start thinking a bit more about other people. I am sure Ashleys wouldnt of done anything and that he has learned from his mistakes and i will stick up for him even if everyone else doesnt!! lol

  7. Pau de Silva (aka Sa says:

    jajajajaja I am waiting for the Chelsea Condoms… blue berry flavor jajajajajaja…. sorry, I only can laugh about this…

  8. lose that girl says:

    It looks like Ashley's minions are working overtime to spin the story into another direction. The thing is, he's a cheater, plain & simple. If he was set up, he went for the bait — he's still a skank. A set up does not make us feel sorry for him in the slightest! Perhaps The Sun felt that Cheryl didn't reminding…lose that girl blog

  9. Elise says:

    This doesn't surprise me as it's pretty much what I suspected (though I didn't dare mention it *here*, figuring what was the point). Ashley Cole doing something wrong is always tabloid news, and if he actually *wasn't* doing something wrong, it seems a fairly simple proposition to make it look like he was. And voila- story! (Disclaimer: This post makes no comment on the morality of the player or any past incidents which may or may not have been accurately reported, nor offers any personal judgements on said player. It refers only to the above mentioned incident.) ;)

  10. The Fourth Official says:

    Maybe, but he fell for it. He’s a big manwhore and he needs alcohol addiction counseling. Can’t blame THAT on the tabloids.

  11. torres4ever says:

    Why would they do that? Well Ashley fell for it.

  12. Dreamgirl says:

    It is certainly something the press would do. But he is and always will be a love rat so my sympathies if this is true are limited.

  13. FirstTeamCoach says:

    I dont care if he was set up or not. He’s a loser and sleazebag. He also makes my stomach churn. The ony thing he has going for him (apart from his wife) is that he can be a decent football player when he puts his mind to it.(OMG did I say that out loud)!!!!!!

  14. autumnmaple101 says:

    A little far-fetched, but who knows?

  15. lose that girl says:

    It looks like Ashley’s minions are working overtime to spin the story into another direction. The thing is, he’s a cheater, plain & simple. If he was set up, he went for the bait — he’s still a skank. A set up does not make us feel sorry for him in the slightest! Perhaps The Sun felt that Cheryl didn’t reminding…

    lose that girl blog

  16. carly says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised…but do I care?

  17. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Easy to believe The Scum would do that, but as other people have said, he didn’t have to do anything, it doesn’t matter if he was set up or not. The guy is a waster.

  18. Boston Red says:

    Well what was he actually doing with the “mystery blond?” It’s not like her took her home or boffed her in the toilets. But yes he is a rat. And I’m not surprised The Sun would do something like that.

  19. Pau de Silva (aka Sambu) says:

    jajajajaja I am waiting for the Chelsea Condoms… blue berry flavor jajajajajaja…. sorry, I only can laugh about this…

  20. carly says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised…but do I care?

  21. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Easy to believe The Scum would do that, but as other people have said, he didn’t have to do anything, it doesn’t matter if he was set up or not. The guy is a waster.