Sometimes you are left to wonder at the intelligence of football players, their clubs and their personal management. All right, often, you are left to wonder. No, sorry, you don’t wonder any more, you just know they are all just stupid. This story seals it for me.
So. Liverpool players get burgled when they are playing football. Eight so far. It seems that some fiendishly clever crooks have worked out that when players are playing football in the evening, quite often live on telly, they aren’t at home. Smart stuff.
Tragically, the players, staff and agents of Liverpool players appparently have not grasped that when players are playing football in the evening, quite often live on telly, their homes are vulnerable to fiendish crooks.
I know we only have eight examples and perhaps we should wait for the full first eleven but really, for pity’s sake, have they really no answer? Is it too hard to organise private security to be in and around the properties of absent players, when players are playing football in the evening, quite often live on telly?
Is it just me, or should even Rio Ferdinand get this? I know he didn’t understand having a wee at the training ground when told to but this is far, far simpler. And, on a serious note, for those Liverpool (and Man Utd or anyone come to that) players not yet victims, what about the wives and families in your houses? Keep them safe. You can afford it, really you can.
Jeez, must we lead them by the nose to everything except the trough of money?