Spider bite transforms Wrexham football into a ‘footie ace’
Who is the “footie ace” eaten by spiders? It’s there on the front page of the Daily Star – “Killer Spider Eats Footies Ace.” Has Wayne Rooney been trapped in a spider’s web? Reading on we learn that the ace is Wrexham striker James Gray. That’s G… R…A…Y. Wrexham play in the National League, four notches below the Premier League.
He was less eaten than he was bitten on the arm by a false widow spider. It;s nasty little critter. James developed an infection. He was rushed to hospital, where the poison was cut out.
Nasty. But is the false black widow really a killer spider? the NHS tells us:
According to the Natural History Museum, false widow spiders, so-called because of their similarity to the more poisonous black widow spider, are the main culprits and typically give bites that cause pain, redness and swelling.
Boots the chemist adds:
The effect of a bite is unlikely to be worse than being stung by a wasp or bee and results in pain, redness and swelling.
In other news: Footballer in English football’s fifth division bitten by spider. Or how about, Spider bite transforms Wrexham football into a ‘footie ace’?!