FOOTBALLER LIES ABOUT HAVING CANCER
By Matthew Jones
October 17 2003
A footballer has admitted he lied to fans about having Cancer. He has now openly declared that he never had the illness in the first place, after fund raising events raised thousands of pounds for the player and a local travel firm provided free tickets for a flight to the US to recieve treatment.
Proof that not all naughty footballers live in the top flight. Footballer Nick Colley has admitted that he lied to fans about having Cancer. Currently a player at Tamworth he has openly declared that he never had the illness in the first place!
He told officials that he lied moments before the club's FA Trophy final last May and this week he has come clean to the public. The club has now moved to distance themselves from the player and told fans to stop fundraising for him.
Darron Gee the Tamworth manager had this to say; "Nick told me after training on Tuesday that he didn't have cancer. We needed to see his medical records and make sure he was OK to start playing again. We also needed something for insurance purposes to cover ourselves but nothing has been forthcoming. As a result of a meeting with Nick on Tuesday night, the club has issued a statement and chosen to distance themselves from him. It's now down to Nick to tell his side of the story but this is a situation that we've been uncomfortable with for some time."
A spokesperson for Tamworth stated that the club would answer no further questions on the mater. "There are a number of questions that need answering and only Nick can do that. The club will not comment any further on the issue and nor will the players."
Colley claimed to have been diagnosed with stomach cancer and has been unavailable for comment on the issue. His "plight" created a wave of emotion in the local football community around Tamworth. Following the FA trophy final he declared to the club that he would be flying out to the USA for treatment and the supporters of Tamworth rallied round.
Fund raising events raised thousands of pounds for the player and a local travel firm provided free tickets for his flight to the US. Money was also raised at the club's annual dinner for his parents to come with him. Colley did however say later on that he wanted the money donated to the Birmingham's children's hospital.
Well we thought they were bad in the top flight. That's amazing.
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