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The Adams Family

by | 9th, March 2004

‘MICKY Adams should have known better no sooner had he pleaded for an end to the ‘trial by media’ of his players then the Press were scrabbling around for more dirt on Leicester City’s ill-fated trip to La Manga.

Leicester City held yesterday’s training session behind closed doors

Of course, it didn’t help that he immediately declared that the three players, currently being held in a Spanish jail on charges of rape, were innocent.

‘If they are guilty of anything, it’s being unprofessional 24 hours before a training session,’ he told a packed press conference.

And he dismissed claims that club captain Paul Dickov raped a holidaymaker, while Keith Gillespie held her against the wall and a third player cheered from the sidelines as ‘drunken excess’.

The Mail is not alone in being amazed that even now the club does not seem to appreciate the seriousness of the charges brought against its players.

Adams even said he would pick his side on Saturday from all players fit and available, ‘regardless of whether they are charged’.

That would conceivably include Dickov, Gillespie and Frank Sinclair, if (as seems unlikely) they are released by Spanish authorities by the weekend.

As for the truth of what actually happened in the hotel room at the Hyatt, it depends on what paper you read.

The Mirror

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