Well, Franky split from his girlfriend, the mother of his two daughters, and it has caused quite a bit of attention in the British tabloids, those beacons of journalistic integrity. Well, Lampard apparently had enough of having his name dragged through the mud by a Radio DJ and called in to have a spirited gentlemanly chat with the lad after he was labeled as “scum” for living in better digs than his kids.
Say what you will about soccer (see Rome, Jim), but a sport that gives us gems like this just can’t be all bad.
We file in this in the Rants category. Here’s a taste:
Excuse me, what do you think I’ve been doing for the last two years? Let me tell you something now, my mother died a year ago today, which has been a huge impact on my life, my family’s life and my sister’s life. And unfortunately that’s had a huge impact on my relationship at home.
And there is nothing, I wish I could do a lot about that, but unfortunately I can’t do nothing about that. But I find it insulting that you’re telling me you would fight tooth and nail and insinuating that I wouldn’t fight tooth and nail. That’s what I’ve spent time doing.
You don’t know anything about me and you’re insinuating I’m weak and scum because I haven’t fought tooth and nail. The hardest part of this whole break up for me is not waking up with my kids every day.
So before you start insinuating and calling people weak and scum on a radio station, getting on a high horse which you are, cos I hope one day that your wife or your girlfriend doesn’t come to you and say I don’t want to be with you anymore and unfortunately that means you wont see the kids for a few days a week. That will hurt with you as well but you’d have to deal with it.