Close

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    DF Founder Raptor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    95,447
    Thanks
    501
    Thanked:        1,897
    Karma Level
    5645

    BBC Sport People are human - PFA on Sterling

    Raheem Sterling signed for Liverpool from QPR in 2010 and made his Reds' debut aged 17 in March 2012


    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling's apparent inhaling of laughing gas will be "a minor blip" in a "fantastic career", says a players' union chief.

    The 20-year-old appears to
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    in a video published on The Sun website.

    Sterling will be spoken to about his lifestyle by manager Brendan Rodgers.

    But Bobby Barnes, deputy chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, said: "He's made a mistake and people are human."

    Barnes added: "Nobody would condone the use of these types of substances, whether legal or otherwise, as footballers are seen as role models.

    "But many of us look back at things we did in our teens and early 20s and wish we hadn't done them."

    "I am sure this will be a minor blip on his path to a fantastic career."

    Sterling, who scored in Liverpool's
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    at Anfield on Monday, also hit the headlines for the wrong reasons at the weekend when the Sunday Mirror published pictures of the player allegedly
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]









    What is nitrous oxide?

    Used in surgery and dentistry for its anaesthetic effects, nitrous oxide is also a popular legal high as it can make people feel relaxed, euphoric and giggly
    A Home Office campaign last year on the risks of legal highs showed it was the second most popular drug among young adults after cannabis

    John Bramhall, fellow deputy chief executive at the PFA, says players are educated from a young age about how to lead their lives.

    "Every club has its own lifestyle programmes, offered from the age of 16 onwards - and sometimes earlier depending on a club's academy system - where they tell young lads exactly what is expected of them," said Bramhall.

    "The scrutiny from the media has really increased, but I think players are becoming more aware of it and how they must conduct themselves.

    "Raheem's is a one-off case, I am sure Liverpool will look into it and if Raheem wants guidance, the club will be able to provide it because they have a good programme in place."
    Last edited by Nikki; 14th April 2015 at 01:18 PM.

  2. #2
    DF PwNagE B.I.G.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    5,431
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked:        340
    Karma Level
    708

    Default Re: People are human - PFA on Sterling

    If I had the money he had at that age they'd have pictures of me smoking crack and snorting coca1ne off pr0stitutes arses.

  3. #3
    DF PwNagE flumperino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Isle of flumps
    Posts
    9,742
    Thanks
    585
    Thanked:        776
    Karma Level
    895

    Default Re: People are human - PFA on Sterling

    Seems to be a campaign against the guy at the moment.

    He's good at his job, and is holding out for the most salary he can get for it - just like we all do. Plus he's having a good time with it all.

    Really don't see the problem.

Similar Threads

  1. Sterling not good enough for move
    By Raptor in forum Football
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 5th April 2015, 12:05 AM
  2. Raheem Sterling
    By Sonrisar in forum Football
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30th March 2012, 06:56 PM
  3. Raheem Sterling!
    By Sonrisar in forum Football
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th February 2011, 09:19 PM
  4. What next for sterling?
    By Roach-Rampino in forum Financial Advice & Info
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 31st January 2009, 06:56 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •