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The vilest footballer in Britain
The Sun ^ | Dec 2 2012 | RYAN PARRY

Posted on 12/02/2012 5:13:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

IT’S a photo that will enrage hard-working football fans across Britain.

West Brom defender Liam Ridgewell, 28, squats over a toilet and wipes his backside with a wad of £20 notes.

Scattered on the floor in front of him are dozens more £20 notes, totalling almost £1,000.

The Premier League star, who earns at least £20,000 a week, is apparently using the cash instead of toilet roll.

He claims the sick stunt was simply a “joke” to wind up a friend — but it will infuriate more than just his pal.

Ridgewell’s weekly wage is equivalent to the average annual salary in the West Midlands — one of the most deprived areas in the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: europeanfootball; liamridgewell; soccer

1 posted on 12/02/2012 5:13:05 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
A gentleman’s game played by thugs.
2 posted on 12/02/2012 5:23:47 AM PST by cartan
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To: Berlin_Freeper

So?! It’s his money. If he wants to wipe his A$$ with it that’s his choice. Nothing worse than a bunch of whiny socialists. Do they want “social justice” by having his wages cut? Their’s increased to match his?


3 posted on 12/02/2012 5:33:23 AM PST by albie
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To: Berlin_Freeper

By the way, that’s a pretty crummy looking bathroom for a million dollar home.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 5:34:33 AM PST by albie
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To: albie
I'm with you Albie he can do whatever he wants to with his cash. Lefty newspapers just love to foment outrage and things that are none of their business!
5 posted on 12/02/2012 5:35:47 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I highly doubt this guy is the vilest football player in Britain.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 5:36:59 AM PST by Silver Sabre
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mr Ridgewell is simply doing his best as a patriotic citizen to reverse the effects of his country’s misguided quantitative easing policy by removing excess currency from circulation.

Well played, Mr. Ridgewell. Well played.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 5:53:29 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This guy is a pig, but what else is new. Look at his picture, he looks like he’s got a room temperature IQ anyway. I think he really could’ve created a sensation by wiping his arse with pages of the koran, but then again, he may not know what that is. Isn’t the queen’s picture on those bills? What a jerk.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 5:53:53 AM PST by john drake
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Before he turned to acting, Vinnie Jones had quite a reputation himself.

Played 384 league games and scored 33 goals in his soccer career, most of them with Wimbledon. He was sent off more than ten times.

Holds the record for being the quickest player ever to be yellow-carded in a game of professional soccer. He was booked 3 seconds into the game.

Noted as one of soccer's hard men, he leapt to fame when a photographer at a match snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's Paul Gascoigne by grabbing his testicles.

9 posted on 12/02/2012 5:54:54 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: cartan

It was never a gentlemen’s game. Too much running around. Gentlemen don’t run.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 5:57:11 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: melsec; albie
Obviously its his money, but it is still wholly condemnable. Your argument fails the commen-sense test. Can he? Yes. Should he? NO. If he puts this photo out, do I have a right to say it makes him look like an @$$h0le? Yep, I absolutely do. There is this little attribute called class, which is not displayed in the photo...

By your logic, I could walk down the street in sagging baggy pants listening to ghetto-bang rap noise and smoking an particularly rank smelling brand. of cheap ciggarette. Don't give me a dirty look though, its my business!

11 posted on 12/02/2012 6:03:55 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I loved Gazza but he was a ratbag himself - such talent spoiled by drinking and infantile behavior!


12 posted on 12/02/2012 6:05:55 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: melsec

I no longer care about professional sports and won’t watch it or buy a ticket. I gave up. Why pay the freight for a bunch of thugs who are setting such a bad example for the majority of our population. I am even getting turned off by college sports..what ever happened to “student athletes”?


13 posted on 12/02/2012 6:12:50 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Of course he has no class - it is however a beatup by jealous lefty journo’s who use any instance of bad behaviour a) just to sell newspapers b)to point out that he does not deserve to have this much money.

If people are prepared to pay to see him play then good luck to them. I can make up my own mind and I do not need the media to tell me how to think. This is more my arguement people are told how to think and what to have faux outrage over and they swallow it up. People are told how great Obama is and can’t seem to swallow that whole!

I would not be too bothered about the baggy pants or stinky cigarette to be honest - not particularly into rap myself depends on how loud it was I suppose - we each have our own tolerances of what makes us annoyed.


14 posted on 12/02/2012 6:16:27 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: melsec

delete “can’t’ sorry!!!


15 posted on 12/02/2012 6:17:39 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Shocking!!!!!

Highly paid professional athlete acting like world’s biggest ass clown.

Shocking I tell you.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 6:20:50 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

No biggie. He was just doing a variation of the twenty-to- light-my-cigar


17 posted on 12/02/2012 6:27:27 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

He really just needs to pick his friends better - it was a joke txt to a “friend or mate” for goodness sake not meant for general consumption!


18 posted on 12/02/2012 6:44:12 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Oh for the days of Nobby Stiles and what was quite literally, "smash mouth" soccer...


19 posted on 12/02/2012 6:57:09 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: melsec

“...he can do whatever he wants to with his cash.”

Ummm, No. I’ll support health measures to prevent him spending it after he wipes with it.


20 posted on 12/02/2012 7:35:15 AM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

Laundering? LOL


21 posted on 12/02/2012 8:51:13 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This guy and incident is pathetic but the epidemic of flopping in soccer (both here and abroad) is still it's biggest enemy.
22 posted on 12/02/2012 9:25:34 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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