Now Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is famous the tabloids set about murdering him
So good was Jack Grealish for Aston Villa during their FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool that the Sun has decided to ruin him.
In “HIGH JACK”, the Sun says Grealish, “apparently”, has been inhaling “hippy crack”. The Sun says this is the “third star exposed” by the Sun breathing in nitrous oxide from a ballon. Readers have already been treated to photos of Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and West Brom’s Saido Berahino on the balloon.
This picture was not taken before Grealish’s exciting Wembley performance, but six months ago. Only now that Grealish is a recognisable name does it emerge in the tabloids.
And you wonder what the point of it is? Grealish is 19. At that age you are allowed to be a pratt. So stupid is he that the Sun says the photo is a “selfie” he posted online. You also might wonder how Jack’s managing to hold the camera as both his hands seem to be on the balloon, but, then, he does have wonderfully talented feet.
The Sun concludes by saying “Aston Villa have declined to comment”. Good. Let’s hope they keep it that way. Let’s hope Grealish is not forced to make some kind of public apology for letting Aston Villa fans down because, you know, he’s a role model for kids who copy everything footballers do (like demanding £100,000-a-week pocket money and control over their image rights).
A quite reminder to Grealish, a top, super-fit athlete who brings joy to the great game, that any drugs are unlikely to improve his stamina and it’s job done.