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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Fairly good striker is rank bad human

Unremarkable Wigan Athletic striker Marlon King has been jailed for assaulting a woman in a club and could also be charged with believing himself to be a better player than he is.

King has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after letting himself down even beyond the high standards set by Premier League footballers.

The occasionally fruitful marksman, who is married with two children, groped a woman in a bland, soulless London club before responding angrily to being knocked back.

The ex-Hull City man reportedly yelled: “Don’t you know who I am?” before punching his victim in the face, breaking her nose.

It has been suggested that King blew a fuse when bystanders were heard muttering: “I think it’s Dion Dublin, either him or Marlon Harewood.”

Already facing the ignominious fate of a sacking from Wigan, King may also be charged with the serious crime of thinking he’s a better player than he is.

This offence carries a sentence of at least two years playing for Middlesbrough.

1 comment:

  1. I smiled wyly all the way down to the bit about playing for Boro.

    As a Boro fan, I'm dismayed by their lack of moral fibre when it comes to choosing players. Xavier after the drugs ban, and King while presumably on police bail for his misdemeanours.

    A club like Boro with it's massive academy should be showing its youngsters that such conduct has no place in football. Instead, they give it the green light.

    Woe to me.