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Everton FC suspend player for alleged sex offense

This poor team never get a stroke of luck. Always something going wrong for them.

Let’s hope this is all just precautionary, and nothing too serious and egregious (though it’s not looking likely).

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by Anonymousreply 49August 26, 2021 10:01 PM

You’ve got to feel for Rafa Benitez. He shows up as the new manager, ready to try and rehab his career at this pokey useless club, and a week later this comes out.

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by Anonymousreply 1July 20, 2021 1:34 PM

All details leaked so far suggest that the player in question seems to be Gylfi Sigurdsson.

At least it’s not Jordan Pickford, thank goodness. The country couldn’t take that kind of heartbreak right now.

by Anonymousreply 2July 20, 2021 1:56 PM

Moment of silence for Phil Neville💙

by Anonymousreply 3July 20, 2021 4:09 PM

Icelandic media are not subject to the jurisdiction of English courts, and have no qualms about naming Sigurdsson

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by Anonymousreply 4July 20, 2021 4:17 PM

Source is a bit (a lot) gossipy, but says that the allegation involves sexting underage girls.

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by Anonymousreply 5July 20, 2021 4:20 PM

R5 figures it’s something like that if a footballer is involved. They’re basically entitled men on the same level of rockstars, with the same rockstar tastes.

In the Premier League many of the grown males players are hitting up teen girls online, but most get away with it. Looks like Sigurdsson will basically be pushed onto the sword to protect hundreds of others, and the perverted madness will continue on without him.

by Anonymousreply 6July 20, 2021 4:46 PM

R4 I’m glad that the Icelandic media are being so transparent. This must be difficult news to hear about a countryman, even though by all accounts Icelanders don’t care much about footie.

by Anonymousreply 7July 20, 2021 7:48 PM

Before the new broke fully and we got confirmation of which player is under arrest, senior Everton midfielder Fabian Delph was wrongly rumoured to be the one, because he was set to miss the upcoming preseason Florida Cup due to coming into contact with a COVID-positive person.

Delph must be enraged. This kind of wrongful press can do so much damage to a career, even if it is only the briefest mention. Hopefully Everton do all they can to make it up to him.

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by Anonymousreply 8July 21, 2021 9:40 AM

The British media is anything but free. Their laws are too constricting.

by Anonymousreply 9July 21, 2021 12:28 PM

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by Anonymousreply 10July 21, 2021 12:31 PM

If Sigurdsson goes down, then 27-year old player Ben Mendy (at Man City atm) needs to as well. He is known to pursue 16-year old girls online.

And they’re two drops in an enormous ocean, I’m afraid.

by Anonymousreply 11July 21, 2021 12:40 PM

Now it makes sense why all the team’s young talent are fleeing.

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by Anonymousreply 12July 21, 2021 1:32 PM

Sigurdsson’s wife Alexandra deleted her socials, after defending him to upset Everton fans. This is looking very ugly.

by Anonymousreply 13July 21, 2021 2:10 PM

Why ruin your career and life over texts? I mean if that's what it is in this case? I can see the payoff if you're a deviant and are working to actual sex with a minor. But writing sexy texts that are probably cringeworthy? Just stick with porn and self-release. At least you know you won't be blowing your multi-millionaire life away.

by Anonymousreply 14July 21, 2021 2:50 PM

R1, Rafa's probably looking into his contract for a morality clause. One where he can fire Everton for having players of low morale character and he gets to keep his salary.

by Anonymousreply 15July 21, 2021 2:53 PM

[quote] Rafa's probably looking into his contract for a morality clause. One where he can fire Everton for having players of low morale character

Ah, yes, I haff sympathy with Beni.

The previous teams I haff managed all suffer with a distinct lack of morale, so I fired them. Iz only reasonable course of ection.

Those teams tell the press that they terminated my contract, but I assure you thet I left in dizgust before they could do that. Respect, respect.

I mees my Chelsea boys. They were good boys, the best.

by Anonymousreply 16July 21, 2021 3:35 PM

I really don't get men who go after minors. There are plenty 18+ year-olds who look 16, if that is what you like. Hell, some will even dress up as school girls if you ask. Why ruin your life pursuing actual underage girls? And leaving digital trail too?

by Anonymousreply 17July 21, 2021 5:14 PM

R17 it’s a power thing, mixed with a taboo thing. It’s not as hot to these sociopathic and narcissistic creeps if their sex is moral.

Men with too much money and influence for their IQ & social maturity levels get off on abusing the influence they have and manipulating the less powerful and privileged groups like teens and women and poor people and gays, because it puts them above the law and conventional morality.

For them 14-17 year old pussy is ideal, because it’s off-limits and immoral, but not the type of immoral that strips you of your career, excommunicates you from society and gets you put in solitary or the Nonce’s wing your whole life. The old “she’s a horny teen groupie slut and she wanted it so stop infantilising women” defense still holds water for a lot of people.

by Anonymousreply 18July 21, 2021 5:24 PM

He's hot! Dumb little bitch should have kept her trap shut and get that beautiful viking cock!

by Anonymousreply 19July 21, 2021 7:12 PM

16 is legal in the UK, so he must have strayed below that.

by Anonymousreply 20July 21, 2021 7:20 PM

R19 the man is nearly 32, married to a beautiful former beauty queen (Miss Iceland/Miss World Sport/Miss World Finalist), with a baby at home (born Christmas 2020). Why on Earth did he feel the need to hit up under-16 year olds and engage them in sexual conversations? That is deeply fucked up. He’s just about old enough to be the uncle or even the father (if he were a teen dad) of kids that age.

Even if 14 & 15 & 16 year-olds want to fuck famous goodlooking rich people in their 30s, that doesn’t make it a good idea or permissible. Schoolkids are hormonal messes who usually make poor impulsive decisions based on insecurity, and they lack the life experience and maturity and rationalism to avoid abusive situations.

by Anonymousreply 21July 21, 2021 7:57 PM

R13 wonder if Alexandra will divorce him? Hope there’s no prenup so she can at least get a nice chunk of Premier League WAG money for the humiliation she’s going through and the tainting of her brand.

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by Anonymousreply 22July 21, 2021 7:59 PM

She's already come out in absolute support of her husband, hasn't she?

by Anonymousreply 23July 21, 2021 8:25 PM

R23 she did initially, but then a day after the news broke deleted all her online accounts and went dark. Maybe police contacted her, or she found out more evidence for herself.

by Anonymousreply 24July 21, 2021 8:26 PM

It just hit me—we’re assuming Gylfi was talking only to young girls (or, one young girl). What if that wasn’t just it?

The last thing the Premier League needs is a gay predator. It would be such a setback for LGB rights and presence in football, and they were doing so well with the visibility campaign (Rainbow Laces) this year.

by Anonymousreply 25July 21, 2021 8:27 PM

Thanks, R24. I suppose that removing her social media presence could be an indication that she no longer supports her husband, or it could (possibly) be an indication that she is being attacked for her support for her husband, and feels that she is forced to hide her online presence.

I agree that, absent further evidence of the latter, the former is more likely.

by Anonymousreply 26July 21, 2021 8:30 PM

The suspect has been moved out of his family home into a ‘safe house’ by police.

The rest of the Everton squad are said to be angry, and unanimously want the suspect to be named and shamed and arrested ASAP, so their club’s name isn’t a source of scandal for the rest of the upcoming season. However, management refuse to give details to the press, and the police want names to remain anonymous until the case is further along.

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by Anonymousreply 27July 23, 2021 11:12 AM

According to papers in Iceland, Sigurdsson has vehemently denied the allegations, pending a court case. Interestingly, he maintains that his social media accounts were hacked by a vindictive tabloid journalist back in Iceland, someone who was looking to stir up a scandal about the national team and break the fabricated story first. The journalist in question has deleted all his own social media accounts.

Everton FC for their part have decided not to offer Gylfi a continuing contract in the current signing window. Everton announced earlier this week that the player had been suspended, with a view to being let go. While Sigurdsson is undoubtedly a solidly capable and useful player who has shored up club performances in the midfield, frankly he is not a game-changer or important enough to cleave to; moreover, in terms of years he is in his middle-age as a pro footballer (31 can be the prime or the decline, depending on the player). He would probably have been set to leave or retire within 4-6 years in any event.

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by Anonymousreply 28July 24, 2021 11:50 AM

No doubt very speculative and could just be BS, but a friend of mine forwarded this whatsapp post about the girl and incident. Supposedly she's a 15 year old hustler. Her parents are aware of what she does and she's part of a scam to entrap PL players. Difference is that in this case Gylfi refused to pay up when they threaten to go to the police. So they reported him because he wouldn't pay. But the scammers have apparently got other PL players in Liverpool to pay up to keep silent they were sexting an underage girl.

by Anonymousreply 29July 24, 2021 1:43 PM

R29 so this could be a serial grift by a whole family? That would really be a twist in the tale. Who is spreading this around WhatsApp, out of curiosity?

Not saying it’s impossible or unprecedented; still, I really can’t imagine having the sheer audacity to run a scam like that back when I was a poor 15-year old girl. Granted I was very sheltered and young for my age, but. Damn.

Though I guess if you’re going to honeytrap and hit up anyone for money, the dumbest most cunt-drunk jocks on the planet are probably the primo targets.

by Anonymousreply 30July 24, 2021 2:25 PM

Ok, so GS was sexting an underage girl but didn't want to be blackmailed? Still very much fucked then. I hope that applies double to the grifting family, especially the parents.

by Anonymousreply 31July 24, 2021 3:15 PM

R31 absolutely he still deserves to go down. No one in this situation is coming out smelling of roses.

That said, more needs to be done by platforms to prevent these situations arising. I know perverted dudes looking for teen snatch will always find a way, but at least society could make it more difficult for them.

by Anonymousreply 32July 24, 2021 7:17 PM

Underage girls desperate for excitement and validation are always the easiest pickings, as well as the type of female most likely to be agreeable for no strings low-status and potentially exploitative adventures with famous boys and men. I'm reminded of the episode in Pamela Des Barres' second memoir in which a teenaged groupie tells her off for still chasing rock stars in her twenties.

by Anonymousreply 33July 24, 2021 7:31 PM

Wonder if Sigurdsson’s lawyer is advising him to go on the full defensive tactically?

by Anonymousreply 34July 24, 2021 8:25 PM

Gylfi is apparently worth €45m, at the time of writing.

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by Anonymousreply 35July 26, 2021 9:56 AM

I don't believe players have paid. I mean, once you give in to blackmail, it never ends.

by Anonymousreply 36July 26, 2021 11:16 AM

This should be a lesson to top clubs about researching more carefully which players they buy and trade for silly money. Background checks and social media scans should be a standard, for a start, as should psychological assessments.

If you want the perks and power and prestige of being a footballer, you have to earn the privileges and give up a bit of privacy, I’m afraid. Hundreds of grand a year don’t come for free.

by Anonymousreply 37July 28, 2021 11:56 PM

they sure love to target wayne rooney!

by Anonymousreply 38July 28, 2021 11:57 PM

All the WAGs now quaking in their Mahnolos. And hacking into their DHs’ devices and socials to warn off the young hoochie wains.

by Anonymousreply 39July 29, 2021 9:41 AM

For those of you who don't know, 16 is legal in the UK. Any adult can fuck as many 16yo as he (or she) wants as long as it's consensual.

by Anonymousreply 40July 29, 2021 9:49 AM

Right R40. Good reminder.

Which makes this charge serious. At most the minor this man was sexually contacting is 15 years old, and considering all the angles the likelihood is that the minor is younger still. No laughing matter, and it’s nice to see that the police concur.

by Anonymousreply 41July 29, 2021 7:11 PM

Any bi rumours?

by Anonymousreply 42July 29, 2021 7:18 PM

R42 not that I’ve ever heard.

Interestingly (and maybe germane)—last year, Gylfi’s very young brother-in-law Maximilian died of a gunshot wound, that was alleged to be a self-inflicted accident (kid got into is old dad’s hunting-gun cabinet). The boy was just 11 at the time of his unusual death.

Tattle ladies, who keep a close eye on football insider gossip, say that Gylfi is known generally to have a cold detached personality (and did long before the aforementioned bereavement), but that his wife’s long-standing pre-COVID fertility issues got to him emotionally.

As for the football world, he isn’t exactly thought of anything special. He’s rather slow, passive and lethargic as midfielders go. Only his scoring ability and his composure have kept him securely in top-flight, and he’s been a potential for cheap sale or even free loan every year since he signed for Everton.

Overall he seems like a weird guy, who’s been through a lot in the last several years, and who’s heart is not in the game (wherever else it is).

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by Anonymousreply 43July 29, 2021 8:48 PM

The cunt is always offside, and he doesn’t do a fecking thing about it. Where's the urgency? Get up and get on with it, put it in the goal—that’s your job. Not lying down getting a suntan in the middle of the pitch. How long does he want to sit there?

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by Anonymousreply 44July 29, 2021 9:13 PM

R38 Wazza is into MILFs, though, isn’t he? Or is that the joke lmao

by Anonymousreply 45July 30, 2021 1:33 PM

Fabian Delph believes COVID is a hoax and refuses to be vaccinated. So there’s that.

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by Anonymousreply 46August 14, 2021 11:54 PM

So typical Everton to get a win then fuck it all up with something absolutely tragically and hilariously silly.

Yesterday in their first game of the new Prem season they trounced Southampton 3-1...only to embarrass themselves by accidentally letting a picture of Anne Frank leak into their COVID video tribute package.

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by Anonymousreply 47August 15, 2021 3:25 PM

R14 the £2 million main abode in England Gylfi & Alexandra own together (not their only one, just the biggest one in which they usually reside) currently sits empty. Waste of a beautiful property and a good life many of us would kill to have.

Gylfi is still being held in a ‘safe house’ somewhere undisclosed in Merseyside (how long will he have to just sit there basically under house arrest?) apparently unemployed and missing the start of the Premier League, while Alexandra has literally packed up all her shit and her pussy then taken their baby out of the country to fly back home to Iceland (where she’s staying at her parents’ place).

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by Anonymousreply 48August 15, 2021 5:55 PM

What 👏did👏 I 👏say👏 at R11? We been knew about Mendy.

Fans and cleatchasers have known for years he assaults young girls, but the establishment have always turned a blind eye. Wonder why he’s been exposed now after all this time?

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by Anonymousreply 49August 26, 2021 10:01 PM
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