Life in footballer-land isn’t necessarily so rosy though, and this week I am just concentrating on recent happenings. Themes are so last month sweeties… So sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s offering. And don’t forget, the sun might not be strong, but put on that sun protection. No one likes a melanoma…
1. Off to Jail
Our first port of call is during visiting hours to a certain Mr Kevin Etuhu, who was sentenced to 8 months in jail for violent assault earlier this week. The Man City striker (slash right winger) who is currently on loan to Cardiff City (although news just in suggests that Etuhu has been dropped by City, so who knows where his career will go from now) was caught up in a little kerfuffle in a casino bar in Manchester. The problems continued outside the club where Etuhu punched a man and then kicked him several times in the head, breaking his jaw. Rico Richards, Etuhu’s friend (and lesser-known ex-footballer who once graced the scene at Altrincham FC) was also involved in the assault and too was jailed.
Dr Sparkles believes that footballers (or anyone) who behave in this kind of extreme aggressive manner should be punished, although she does wonder why punishments for some random acts of violence aren’t taken as seriously as others by the courts…
2. Off to Specsavers
Not wanting to get too bogged down with violent assault, a lighter piece of news from Europe (ish) this week, where ex-Real Madrid legend and Spanish midfielder Guti rocked out some rather dapper purple glasses while at a Beşiktaş club dinner.
1. Off to JJB Sports
One prominent England player who has remained scarily absent from Dr Sparkles Worst Dressed List is a certain Mr Wayne Rooney. Perhaps Colleen has been styling him to ensure that he makes no sartorial faux-pas, but it would seem that when he is away from his doting and loyal wife he forgoes the Armani and Littlewoods designer brands and heads straight to JJB Sports.