Thursday, November 27, 2008

Norris Charged.

Ipswich Town's drink-drive sympathiser David Norris has been hit with a misconduct charge by the FA for his 'secret message' goal celebration earlier this month.

Norris celebrated scoring against Blackpool on November the 8th by making a handcuffs gesture to his friend Luke McCormick. McCormick was jailed in October for killing two young boys while drink-driving. The former Plymouth keeper and team-mate of Norris was driving home from Norris' wedding on June the 7th when he ploughed his Range Rover into a car killing 8 year-old Ben Peak and his 10 year-old brother Aaron. The boys father was also badly hurt, sustaining back and neck injuries. McCormick was jailed for 7 years and four months.

Norris' celebration caused national outrage, which the midfielder tried to play down by stating the celebration was a 'secret message' he could not reveal. Later he admitted the 'handcuffs' sign was meant for McCormick when he visited the victims mother Amanda Peak to apologize for the act. Ipswich fined Norris two weeks wages after the incident but it appears that the FA are keen to make an example of Norris.

And rightly so.


1 comment:

phil said...

Agreed, Bigus. They should tar and feather this asshat.