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  • Sean N Sean N Dec 29, 2008 23:14 Flag

    Stephen Gerard

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/29122008/4/gerrard-arrested-brawl.html

    Leading by example. Typical Bin Muncher behaviour, if their not out robbing their out fighting.

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    • I know we never know the true character of every public figure, including footballers. But in fairness to Steven Gerrard this incident is certainly out of character with the public persona we have seen so far. Footballers aren't saints and some of them have been guilty of really thuggish behaviour (Barton, Bellamy etc.). Others have been victims of slur and entrapment because of their high profile, or the profile of the club to which they belong. Clearly someone ended up in hospital from this incident, but who knows if it would have ended up in charges had the media not been onto it before the suspects were questioned? We will never know. I think we should wait for the outcome of the case before rushing to judgement.

    • Scousers simply don't have a bullshit detector, and always seem to fall for the fictionalized version presented in the media, when it comes to their 'heroes'. Is his behaviour really so unbelievable considering the company he has kept over the years?

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-560616/Soccer-star-gangsters-Steven-Gerrard-murky-depths-Liverpools-underworld.html

    • Forgot to mention that Robbie Fowler was also an Everton fan.

    • Have you seen the photo of Gerrard in an Everton kit as a kid? Another one to add to the list of Toffees fans playing (or having played for LFC), along with Carragher, Michael Owen, Steve McManaman, yet keeping a bit quiet about their true allegiances. And, of course, Robbie Keane was a Celtic fan as a kid. Yet their fans insist that they are all Liverpool fans. Why don't they grow up? Anyway, here's the photo:

      http://www.4thegame.com/features/feature/165716/.html

    • Well, from the photo taken earlier in the night, he has a beer in front of him, and I doubt he just had the one on his big night out, so he is extremely likely to have been over the limit. So just what was he planning to do with his car - surely he wasn't going to leave his expensive, gaudy Ratmobile parked on the street while he got a taxi home? Or maybe he was - let's not forget that he is a role model, a veritable paragon of virtue, an innocent and cherubic Liverpudlian choirboy, a man of the highest morals, nay, a saint, and a minor deity in a city that is on its arse....

    • Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone!!

    • The fact that Gerrard has been arrested would suggest that he has had a significant part to play in this DJ being assualted. <--- THIS REMINDS ME OF COLIN STAGG...I STAND TO MY GROUND OF "INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY." OF COURSE HE DESERVE PUNISHMENT IF HE IS GUILTY BUT AT THIS MOMENT OF TIME, HE DOES NOT DESERVE ALL OF OUR NEGATIVE ASSUMPTIONS.

      If intoxicated, Gerrard could have easily acted out of character and struck the DJ and if just verbally insulted. <---- REPORT SAID THAT HE WAS NOT DRUNK AT THAT MOMENT. HOWEVER WE DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED (FROM THE REPORT ANYWAY) OR WHETHER HE WAS INTOXICATED AT THAT TIME.

      Being famous brings dangers and attention when it's not wanted. <--- I AM TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS.

      LFC have a responsibilty to show young supporters that being a hooligan doesn't come without punishment. To say that they will stand by him has just endorsed his thuggish behaviour. Absolutely disgraceful from both club & player. <--- IF HE IS YOUR BROTHER OR SON, WILL YOU STAND BY HIM? I AM SURE LFC HAD ASKED HIS EXPLANATION ON WHAT REALLY HAPPEN BEFORE THEY MADE THE COMMENT.

    • The fact that Gerrard has been arrested would suggest that he has had a significant part to play in this DJ being assualted. If he'd been an innocent bystander or just a witness to the offence, I doubt whether the police would've charged him. If intoxicated, Gerrard could have easily acted out of character and struck the DJ and if just verbally insulted, it doesn't justify physical retaliation by him or his friends.

      Being famous brings dangers and attention when it's not wanted. Whatever was he thinking about to even find himself in this position? Guilty of assault or not, the publicity surrounding his case should bring about his resignation as Liverpool captain.

      LFC have a responsibilty to show young supporters that being a hooligan doesn't come without punishment. To say that they will stand by him has just endorsed his thuggish behaviour. Absolutely disgraceful from both club & player.

    • Do we know that he was drunk?

    • "Was he also planning to drink & drive?" - good question as his Bentley was outside and got a ticket for being there too long!

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