Remember this statement from Rafa last month: “He is an example to everyone”.
Ironically enough he was talking about Stevie Me. Yes, that’s rights, the very same fine, upstanding pillar of the community who’s been arrested and subsequently charged with assault and affray.
Merseyside Police have confirmed “Merseyside Police has charged Steven Gerrard, 28 years, of Formby, Sefton, John Doran, 29, and Ian Smith, 19 years, both from Huyton, Liverpool, with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray following an incident at Bold Street in Southport in the early hours of Monday, December 29. The three men will be appearing at North Sefton Magistrates’ Court on January 23.”
Still, I’m sure he’s got a perfectly good defence. Maybe he accidentally poked his 34 year old victim in the eye with his halo?
Certainly, the club have already given the thug midfielder their backing, stating “Steven has been an outstanding servant to Liverpool for the last 10 years and the club will give him all the support he needs at this time.” And as for the supporters, well if they’ll forgive him a bit of flirtation with rival clubs, then the odd punch-up is hardly going to affect their adulation.
I’m sure he’s polishing his MBE and straightening his halo as we speak.