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Cocaine Is For Dopes: Hull City’s Jake Livermore Caught Cheating

by | 16th, May 2015

Hull City’s Jake Livermore has tested positive for cocaine. Livermore was randomly tested after Hull had beaten Crystal Palace 2-0 on April 25.  His club manager Steve is “devastated”. Livermore, a £8m signing from Tottenham, has been suspended by the club.

Hull has issued a statement:

“Following suspension by the FA, the club has subsequently suspended Jake Livermore pending further investigations to be made by the FA and our own internal disciplinary procedures.”

No-one sensible supposes cocaine helps you become better at football. You don’t look at the brilliant, fat, thin and tragic Maradona without thinking how much better he’d have been had he not spent his idle hours face down in a bowl Peru’s finest.

You think of Adrian Mutu, whose Chelsea career was over when in 2004 he tested in positive for cocaine. In 2014, he told Rory Smith:

“I made some mistakes, and if I could go back and not make them, then of course I would. But it is too late to do anything about it. What did I learn from it? I learnt that there are some substances you are not allowed to take when you play football, so you should not do it… I do not think about what I lost, I do not like to talk about Chelsea. It was f***ing ten years ago; it is always the same thing. I scored a lot of goals, you know. More than 240, I think. Ask about that.”

Mutu’s never

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