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.
The disgraceful snap — taken in the bathroom of Ridgewell’s £1.5million home in Barnt Green, Birmingham — was sent to The Sun by a West Brom fan who asked not to be named.
He said: “The people of West Bromwich earn a fraction of what this idiot earns yet he makes a mockery of his good fortune like this. It makes me sick”. “We’ve always thought footballers were arrogant, overpaid buffoons and this just proves it”.
Ridgewell, an unused sub in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Stoke yesterday, apologised last night.
He said: “The photo was taken in the privacy of my home around eight months ago as a joke to wind up a mate, who I had just won a personal bet with”. “I only intended him to see the photo but now it’s public, I can understand how it will be viewed. I am sorry for any offence it causes”.
A spokesman for West Brom, currently fifth in the Premier League, said: “This is a private issue for Liam that has become public. “It does not put the club in a good light and we will deal with the matter internally”.
Reply #1 by Elmagxi
on: 2 Dec 12, 10:36 AM (3 years ago) Upcoming (f)
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on: 2 Dec 12, 10:41 AM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (m)
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on: 2 Dec 12, 11:45 AM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
Reply #6 by moniconyez
on: 2 Dec 12, 11:49 AM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
ALL NA SHOW, STARS SHOW,NO BE REAL. COS IF NA REAL HE WILL GO BANKRUP AFTER DOING IT FOR 30DAYS.
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on: 2 Dec 12, 12:04 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
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on: 2 Dec 12, 12:10 PM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (f)
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on: 2 Dec 12, 12:14 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (f)
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on: 2 Dec 12, 12:16 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #11 by osamabinladin
on: 2 Dec 12, 12:17 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
i see stupidity doing acrobatic here
Reply #12 by Bettygirls
on: 2 Dec 12, 12:22 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (f)
wweti concern me? na him money. besides can't some one have his privacy again?u want shit people dey spy di snap, i wonder whether that pupu no di smell
Reply #13 by Noble12
on: 2 Dec 12, 12:37 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #14 by Olubobotiribo
on: 2 Dec 12, 01:01 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
Someone was invading his privacy.Sun newspaper will have to produce the photographer when asked by court provided the matter get to court.
I am not a solicitor but i can tell you authoritatively that the player will get more money for this picture.There are laws in the land.You are entitled to your own privacy.
Reply #15 by Protocol_4all
on: 2 Dec 12, 02:22 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
Well I am in no position to tell him how he should use his money. However record shows that 3.4Million people die each yr due to lack of clean water and when you put that into ratio it translates to 1 death in every 18mins. If he has more money than needed he should help save lives. Only that Albert Einstein said it that two things are infinite, the universe and HUMAN STUPIDITY. And he added, as of the universe am not sure.
Reply #16 by Neglito
on: 2 Dec 12, 02:29 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Abeg make una free the guy joor, It was all jokes
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on: 2 Dec 12, 02:45 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
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on: 2 Dec 12, 02:58 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (f)
raise to power 10
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