When I was a lad my mum used to keep a big jar in the front room, and anyone whose swore in front of her had to put 10p into the fund, which was presumably used to buy some soap to wash out the offenders mouths! But I don’t think that jar would be nearly big enough to hold the £40,000 that Jack Wilshere has had to cough up after he embarrassed the poor old FA by uttering a few choice words about Tottenham!
Jack admitted that he was guilty as charged and in his absence the FA disciplinary committee released this statement on the official FA website: “Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 and severely warned as to his future conduct after admitting to a charge of misconduct.
“Wilshere was found guilty of making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour after their FA Cup Final victory, with his conduct deemed to be improper and bringing the game into disrepute.”
Severely warned, eh? Does that mean his Mum is right now getting out the soap? Or does that mean that next time it will cost him more than half of his weekly wage?
Is that a fair fine for swearing on the telly before the 8pm watershed?