Thursday, February 5, 2009

Micah Richards Proves the Old Adage: Footballers and Nightclubs Do Not Mix

20-year-old Citeh defender Micah Richards joins the growing list of footballers who have been hauled into jail for questioning about an alleged assault. In Richards' case, he was arrested and questioned regarding an incident that took place at midnight on Christmas Eve outside a Manchester nightclub. (Yup, kind of a slow news day in these parts!)

One of two things is going on here. Either footballers are very dumb and prone to getting into fights when they are loose on the town. Or footballers are easy targets to make accusations against in the hope of collecting a bit of money.

On second thought, both of those things are probably true.

Such is the state of English footballing that this story elicits a big old yawn. No Phil Collins, no golf clubs, no cigars put out in someone's eye, just garden-variety pre-arranged questioning and release on bail. Chances are the charges will eventually be dropped and this story will fade gently into that good night.

But honestly, why don't footballers just stay at home? At the very least stay home during the season, when you're supposed to be,you know, staying in shape? Or, why not simply step away from any confrontations with obnoxious clubgoers? Ah yes, maybe it's because most footballers are dumb as bricks. God bless them all.


Anonymous said...

Oddly enough, that picture makes me think the nightclub in question is 'Chasers'

Ibracadabra said...

More like - "alleged" defender Richards arrested for "alleged" assault.

Richards hasn't defended much outside of the training ground in months.

Andrew said...

I thought Plaxico was going around telling young footballers not to go to clubs.

Same football, right?

JT said...

Based on his pitch performances, I shudder to think what would happen if he tried to defend himself in court.