Sunday League Side Deliver Best Tweet Ever After Defender Is Sentenced To Prison
Hartlepool based Sunday League football team Nursery Inn FC have gone viral after one of their defenders ended up being sentenced for 18 months.
Sunday League football is where all of us started our footballing career and for most of us it's also where we ended it. It might not be the best football played but on the pitches of England you can find wonderful, and terrible stories.
The day one of my teammates arrived to our game in Manchester the morning after a night of boozing in Blackpool, having kipped in his car in a carpark overnight, wearing the thong of some random girl from the club will remain with me forever.
He got past his hangover on the pitch, went on to score, and celebrated by picking up the thong, now placed on the side of the pitch and replaced by a pair of boxers, and swung it over his head- his dad was proud and totally unsurprised.
However no matter what happened at the teams I played with we never lost a player to the judicial system, unlike Hartlepool based Nursery Inn FC.
The north east side have become an internet sensation after losing defender Lewis Keers for being a 'f*cking idiot,' their words not ours:
As a club we'd like to wish Lewis Keers all the best as he parts ways with the Nursery Inn. The young CB has been sentenced to 18 months in a youth offenders institution for attempted robbery. We wish him all the best and hope he comes out less of a fucking idiot.- Nursery Inn FC (@NurseryInnFC) November 25, 2018
~sentencing is Tuesday, expected 18 months. Judge might be feeling kind. Announce TAG~- Nursery Inn FC (@NurseryInnFC) November 25, 2018
If Keers does end up playing with a tag then he wouldn't be the first. Premier League winner Jamie Vardy played with one during his days at Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Speaking about his experience to the Mirror the Leicester City forward said, "If the away games were too far, I could only play an hour and they'd have to take me off.
"It was a case of hope we were winning, jump over the fence and straight in my parents' car to make sure I was home in time. That was for six months.
"You could wear the tag like an ankle guard. There was no way of breaking it, even if you got kicked. You could hit it with a hammer and it's not coming off!"
But I bet he never wore a thong to a game!