Gallas 'issued own-goal threat'
For those of you who aren't aware - The English Premier League champions Chelsea just sold William Gallas to Arsenal, after long and arduous negotiations.
"Chelsea say they sold William Gallas because he threatened to score an own goal if he was selected for their first game of the season."
Wow - that's hardcore. I love how bitchy this statement gets. Chelsea went on to say:
"He also failed to recognise the role Jose Mourinho and Chelsea played in helping him become a double Premiership champion for a player whose only league title prior to that had been in the French Second Division."
and then of course there's the frankly disturbing:
The manager told him that, even if he did not agree a new contract but returned to the "family" and abided by the rules, he would still select the best players available and would not punish him playing wise.
The 'family'? Sounds a little ominous.
I guess Arsenal just made him an offer he couldn't refuse...