Thursday, February 28, 2008

Carragher arrested and cautioned, but not for bad defending

Unfortunately, telling Carragher to "calm down" didn't work this time

Today's big news once again concerns Liverpool, although it has nothing to do with annoying American owners, whiny Spanish managers, or losing to Barnsley.

No, today's tidbit is about our mild-mannered milquetoast defender from Bootle, the man whose face is bright red during every match.

It's about Jamie Carragher, the training ground, and common assault. So what did Jamie do exactly?

He was arrested and cautioned for assault.

As he was on his way to the training ground this morning, it appears that Carragher got into an argument near his home in Crosby. From the article in this morning's Times:

The assault was reported to Merseyside Police by a witness who saw the former England player arguing with the man near a busy road. Later that day the apparent victim contacted officers who arranged an appointment to interview Carragher, who accepted his caution.

"We can confirm that a 30-year-old man from the Blundellsands area received a police caution for common assault in relation to an incident on Liverpool Road, Crosby, on Tuesday February 26," a Merseyside Police spokesman said."

Common assault is not a big deal: it covers anything from spitting to just shoving a man. Accepting the caution is an admission of guilt in the eyes of the English law, and while this story will disappear soon, it just amplifies the already obvious truth that LFC is in big trouble.

Bickering with fans and people in the street shows that the tension is running high, and it's yet another thing to add to the long list of distractions currently plaguing the club.

Will Hicks and Gillett sell? Will our new owners be a bunch of despots from Dubai? Will Rafa be fired? Who could replace him? Is Gerrard going to stay? Can we find someone to splash out 6 million for Dirk "I'm shit" Kuyt?

I can only hope we find out exactly what words were exchanged during this little morning tussle. I bet it was an Everton fan doing all the shit-talking, and if it were, I'm amazed that Carragher didn't do more than shove him.

According to English law, common assault is the lowest form of assault. It's also the sincerest form of flattery.


The Fan's Attic said...

David Hirshey, as a Arsenal fan, is the outcast of his family full of Liverpool fans. That's his mom first row, fourth from left.

Ian said...

It could have been worse. They could have stolen his car.

badly drawn boykins said...

I actually have that jersey. In fact, that's me in the second row, third from the right.