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The Ginger Fleece

by | 8th, July 2004

‘EVEN his most ardent fans could not have guessed in a million years that Charlie Dimmock lookalike Ray Parlour would be the new David Beckham.

Ray celebrates ‘a £1.8m victory for women’

But there is the footballer, all gingery and pale, occupying Dave’s usual slot on the front page of the Sun.

And there’s Ray’s wife well, his former wife the fragrant Karen, who this morning stinks of cash.

(Posh should not worry too much about Day-vid leaving her because, even in separation, front-page coverage is guaranteed, as is a massive chunk of her Dave’s future wages.)

Responding to the news that the Appeal Court has ruled that Karen Parlour is entitled to a 37.7 per cent share of all her ex-husband’s future earnings, the Sun is aghast.

To the Sun, this development creates the front-page headline ‘FLEECED’ and a double-page spread over which headlines like ‘Who dares weds’, ‘Lawyer: Parlour KO Will Terrify All Men’, and ‘Arsenal Star Taken To Cleaners Over Divorce’ are splashed.

It’s clear the Sun is not overly impressed with the judiciary that presided over this landmark ruling and wants the footballers who read its words to know it backs them.

For a more considered opinion, readers could turn to the Star, where the facts the Arsenal player must hand Karen £444,000 of his £1.2m annual pay packet for the next four years

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