Having moved on from Wayne Rooney and Hooker-Gate and the Pakistani ‘spot fixing’ scam, The News of the World sets sights on former World Champion.
BOXING legend Ricky Hatton is caught on camera snorting cocaine in a shocking 10-hour drink and drugs binge.
A friend who witnessed the former world champ take SEVEN lines of coke in a Manchester hotel said: “If he carries on he’ll kill himself. I’m really, really worried for him.”
These are the pictures that will rock the world of boxing – bloated former world champion Hatton snorting line after line of cocaine.
First the sporting legend casually takes out a wrap of the drug he has hidden in his SHOE.
Then he pours the white powder on to a table top before cutting it into three massive lines with a credit card. Finally he expertly hoovers them up his nose through a rolled up £20 note.
The shameful images of 31-year-old national hero Ricky, nicknamed The Hitman for his ring victories, were captured at a Manchester hotel two weeks ago.
And this was one bout in which the two-times world welterweight supremo got really hammered – knocked out by a marathon 10-hour bender including SEVEN lines of coke in THREE separate drug sessions, 11 pints of Guinness, four vodkas, two glasses of wine and several Sambucas. (News of the World)
So there you have it. The News of the World is nothing if not an equal opportunity ‘stinger’. Having paid Jenny Thompson a very large sum to spill the beans on the whole Hooker-Gate scandal as well as getting three Pakistani cricketers to take part in a ‘spot-fixing’ scam it seems that tabloid has decided that the two-time world welterweight champion was fair game.
It does seem that the Mancunian has quite a drug appetite and appears to like to mix it up with Guinness, wine, vodka and Sambuca. That is one heavy night, but seriously, is this really anyone’s business but Mr. Hatton’s?
If the NOTW is so concerned about the 31 year old’s descent into depravity I guess they could have told him “We have this evidence and we will reveal it all, unless you get clean?”. Clearly this approach would not sell papers, so was not an option.