It’s bad enough that you are caught by the police for drink driving – for that, there can be no excuse whatsoever. However, the Daily Mirror reports that a Norwich City and ex-Newcastle United footballer has gone one better. Not only was Matty Pattison still hammered at the wheel when arrested on Sunday, he was also wearing very little.
On Sunday, apparently still drunk, Pattison allegedly woke up and jumped into his car believing he was late for training.
There was no training scheduled for that day. But wearing just his pants, a T-shirt and no shoes, Pattison began driving to the club’s Colney training ground. He was tailed by police halfway through the journey after he was apparently spotted driving erratically.
When the 21-year-old pulled up outside the Norwich training ground he was arrested after police were said to have found him unsteady on his feet and slurring his words.
The player has now been admitted to rehab by manager Glenn Roeder, who is now minus a decent player as the Canaries fight to preserve their Championship status. When will footballers stop pressing the self-destruct button and realise what a charmed life they lead?