If the Peaky Blinders can ever be associated with professional football, it’s with the latest feud surrounding Real Madrid’s, Gareth Bale.
This time around, it’s the Welshman playing the role of Tommy Shelby, in trying to protect his fiancée’s cousin from Darby Sabini and co.
Bale has had armed police stationed outside the winger’s hotel in Madrid, in light of attacks on Emma Rhys-Jones’, glamour model cousin, Epiphany Dring.
It’s been suggested that Ms Dring has stolen a suitcase, which contains an estimated worth of £1million. And in similar fashion to Peaky Blinders season one, and those ‘misplaced’ guns, the case is filled with slightly more materialistic components; cash, watches, and drugs.
Seems a bit odd that the model would hijack such goods…
Miss Ryhs-Jones grandparents have sadly been threatened at their house in Cardiff, where the model has, reportedly, been staying. Ms Dring’s mother said she’s not seen her daughter in over five-weeks, but now it’s been suggested the 22-year-old has gone into hiding in Malaysia.
In a quite shocking report from Welsh police, two cars of the family were burned in Welsh town, Flint. And petrol has been poured through Bale’s fiancee’s Aunt’s house, Jane Burns. Terrible.
It’s incredibly sad that bricks have been thrown through the family windows home, and it doesn’t help the fact the family has history. Bale’s girlfriend’s father, Martin, is behind bars over in America after being charged for a £2million fraud scheme.
We hope the family and the couple are safe, as there is fears that Bale and Miss Rhys-Jones will be targeted in Spain due to the pair having the funds to replace the missing items and money.
Let’s keep fingers crossed in the meantime for the family.
Have a look at other players who have done time or have had a run-in with the fuzz…
Never trusted the Dutchman. The ex-Chelsea boss was given a six-month suspended sentence and €45,000 fine for tax fraud. Source: Naijaflick
Probably the hardest striker to grace the beautiful game. Genuinely terrified defenders. No surprise, as Dunc' served a three-month sentence for assaulting Raith Rovers, John McStay... whilst playing! Source: Toffee TV
Of course the philosopher/author/thug has done time. The Rangers man has been up to his usual in light of the midfielder's book being recently released. And has served a total of 10 months behind bars, including four months in 2008 for common assault on a fellow player in training. Source: Scottish Sun
Perhaps more surprising to some, the Arsenal legend was locked up for four months after driving four times over the limit. A black mark on what was an otherwise outstanding career. Source: 3Point
Shame the Englishman never lived up to the winger's potential. Why? Because the ex-Stoke man had to wear an electronic tag whilst playing. Served three months for driving offences. Source: Alchetron
A new one to us. Whilst at Ajax, the striker caused death by dangerous driving and served 240 hours' community service. No comment. Source: Cyberspace and Crime
Bruno Fernandes de Souza
A very sad case. Souza is serving 22 years for the murder, and hiding the body of the C.R. Flamengo's former girlfriend. Terrible story. Source: Washington Times
The striker had a suspended 12-month prison sentence, for affray and possession of a class-A drug. Surely set for Narcos... Source: The Sun
A proper nasty bloke. Would not want to meet Wise down a dark alley. Done for assault, leading to a three-month sentence. Yet, for some reason the charge was acquitted. Did Dennis threaten the judge's family? Source: Mirror
The striker has served three jail sentences over his 'career', including 18 months for sexual assault charges. Source: Daniel Prince