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Frank Lampard’s Tour De Force

by | 10th, July 2007

dranklampard.jpgWITH no football on the telly the mind wanders. Even the producers of the Tour de France are unsure what they are meant to do and make a turn into the Kent countryside before heading to Belgium.

How we came to cheer the cyclists on. Standing six deep by the grass verge, British football fans waved flags, honked hooters and realised there is fun to be had playing chicken with teams of Italian men with shaved legs.

Sadly, France arrived on the A28 to Canterbury too late for Timothy Smith. As football fans need no reminding Smith was the Spurs fan arrested as Chelsea celebrated their 2-1 win at White Hart Lane on 19 March. He swung a punch at Frank Lampard.

For a man ridiculed for being “big fat Frank”, Lampard moved with no little lithe grace to avoid Smith’s fist.

Frank’s a wily character when the mood takes him; something that may well impact upon his love life.

With the Tour de France gone, and the Wimbledon tombola packed up for another season, minds return to footballers. And the Mirror spots Frank not out with his fiancee Elen Rives.

Stood outside the couple’s London home, Rives is seen wearing a baby tied to her neck and no engagement ring.

The Mirror talks of Lampard being “locked away” with a mystery brunette in Las Vegas at the weekend. Lampard denies any wrongdoing. “Nothing happened, OK?” he says into his mobile phone.

But the ring. No ring. “Lamp Chop?” asks the Mirror’s headline. Maybe. Or maybe Rives has removed her ring for it to be customised with more diamonds.

People will talk. And they will talk about footballers until the season starts again. The cycle of football…

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