Anfield skipper completely innocent of claims.
England captain Steven Gerrard must have thought life couldn’t get much worse after the team’s ignominious World Cup exit.
But last night he found himself fending off scurrilous internet rumours about his behaviour off the pitch.
Allegations that the footballer had an affair with his wife’s 16-year-old sister began circulating via text messages and emails following England’s defeat by Germany last weekend.
Last night, the claims were dismissed as ‘rubbish’ by insiders – not least on the grounds that Gerrard’s wife, Alex Curran, pictured below with the footballer, does not even have a sister.
Within hours the rumours had spread across the world through internet football forums, blogs and social networking sites such as Twitter.
The messages also claim that a ‘gagging order’ is in place to prevent newspapers printing the story about the Liverpool FC player.
But no injunction exists, and sources close to the footballer have dismissed the rumours as ‘utter rubbish and nonsense’.
Gerrard’s lawyer has confirmed that there has been no attempt to secure an injunction. (Daily Mail)
Far be it from me to commend a source as scurrilous as the Daily Mail for hitting the nail on the head but hopefully this tired rumour relating to our captain will soon be put to bed. You would have thought that those who originally spread this malicious clap trap would have at least implicated a human being who actually existed instead of creating a sibling that Alex Gerrard doesn’t even have.
Hopefully this lie will vanish before long and the Liverpool man can get back to business as normal and help guide us back to a semblance of normality next season.