One of the biggest fools in football, Adam Johnson, has still been cashing in stupid amounts of money behind bars. The Daily Star reported how the ex-Sunderland winger is baggin £5,000-a-week, totalling £260k-per-year. One word: sickening.
Thought you worked hard for your 9-to-5, by the time the bloke will be released from his six-year sentence, the shamed footballer would have earned over £1.5 million. Jesus.
The ex-England international supposedly has a few properties dotted around the North, meaning he’s not lifting a finger to be taking such a vast amount of money.
Saying that, the news doing the rounds a few months ago was that Johnson had taken a cleaning role in prison, earning £8 for sweeping the floor and clearing the bins. Having given up on that quicker than his Man City career, the winger then apparently landed a £20-a-week job as a prison barber. Seems like he’d make a safe choice as a hair-dresser, with the 29-year-old’s approval of the short-back-and-business look.
Whatever the ex-pro is up to behind bars; be it chopping inmates lids, or sweeping the decks, surely the sentenced player should be stripped of the property licenses, and not be cashing such a large sum of money! Thoughts?
Have a look at some other names in football who have had a run-in with the law…
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