Don’t @#$% With Stevie GBy: The Offside | April 10th, 2008
If they were to make a movie on Steven Gerrard’s life, they’d have to erect Mario Puzo from the dead to write the latest scene. Fresh from the courtrooms of Liverpool (never heard that in reference to football, have ya? Oh, you have?) comes the story that way back in 2001 young Stevie was the victim of blackmail. Specifically that if he didn’t pay a certain gangster – known as The Psycho….seriously – money, now get ready for this cliche, he was going to be “shot in the legs”.
After they contacted the police and all that, the harassment continues, so Stevie’s pop did what a good dad would do and hired an “underworld fixer” to take care of the mess. You know, take care of it.
The funny part of all this is that the report has surfaced because John Kinsella, said fixer, was in court for an unrelated robbery charge, and the article leads you to believe he approached Papa Stevie G for a character reference which, of course, was happily supplied.
I’m sure everyone would like to know just what exactly Kinsella told The Psycho, surely an Everton fan, to get him to cease thee shenanigans. Unfortunately, he’s been tad vague:
“He was demanding money and threatening to shoot Steven in the legs……. I took steps. I told him to stop it. He followed my advice.”
So now you know – don’t fuck with Steven Gerrard, even if he walks baby carriages with frilly umbrellas, because he’s got friends. Important friends.