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Zitney Spears

by | 10th, October 2003

‘WE barely have the energy to delve into the latest developments of what the Sun calls “Football In The Gutter” and the Mirror calls “Football In Crisis”.

Martin Keown was even named Time Man Of The Year

Suffice it to say that David Beckham emerges smelling of roses after trying to dissuade the England players from boycotting the Turkey game and the rest smell of something a lot less fragrant.

The Sun has conducted a poll of its readers to gauge reactions to the recent events that have so tarnished the game.

And the results make shocking reading – not for what they say about football but for what they say about Sun readers.

For instance, who are the six per cent of Sun readers who thought the majority of Premiership footballers were “intelligent”?

And how is it that 59% of people said footballers have a big duty to act responsibly off the pitch, while 56% said what footballers do in their private life is their own business?

We also like the fact that poor old Martin Keown comes second only to Lee Bowyer in a list of the worst behaved footballers, despite being almost the model professional off the pitch.

And the worst thing is that all of this sadly overshadows the real news in the Mirror – that Britney Spears has spots.’

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