Tuesday, 25 August 2009
The Mirror and West Ham's Double Tragedy
Somebody at The Mirror can't count. If you can stand to read Darren Lewis's oh so sincere article on Davenport and Collison without feeling the need to vomit, you might notice that Darren has forgotten somebody. Remember, it was The Mirror who, only yesterday, were writing Dean Ashton's footballing obituary. Mind you, thus far, it is only The Mirror and its sister rag, The Sunday Mirror, that has run that story in the printed press. To date, there is no word from the club or from Ashton himself, apart from Zola's reported denial. So why only a double tragedy? Yesterday Ashton's 'retirement' was a tragedy for player, club and country; how comes it now doesn't even merit a mention? Could it be that the story was untrue?
Now we run close to the wire on these blog sites sometimes but surely Ashton could take legal action against The Mirror if that story is unfounded? If there was any chance of a move to Stoke, that deal must now be dead in the water. Can national newspapers really announce a player's retirement from the game if there is no truth in the story?
I really hope the story is wrong and that Ashton sues the arse off the Mirror Group. And as for today's crocodile tears, well, in the light of recent events, they just don't wash do they?
Posted by Hammersfan at 13:20