Tony Barrett of the Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool gaffer Rafa Benitez is limbering up to sue the living daylights out of the King Rat of the gutter press, the News of the World, who ran an article claiming that Rafa had launched a fresh outburst against his American overlords. According to Barrett:
“The Liverpool manager was left seething after the Sunday tabloid newspaper ran a back page article at the weekend claiming that he blamed the club’s owners for the team’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title this season.”
It turns out that Rafa claims he said nothing of the sort and the person that
completely fabricated wrote this story, a journo called Rob Beasley, never even spoke with Rafa. It has since transpired that Beasley took this story from Spanish newspaper El Mundo, and sexed it up after it was badly translated – all of which has got Rafa’s Rottweiler lawyers poised to leap on the News of the World as soon as Rafa utters the words “Sick Beasley”. Hell hath no fury like a pissed off Spaniard.