Allardyce: King case an isolated one

30 October 2009 11:56
Wigan striker King has been convicted of groping a young woman in a nightclub and then breaking her nose - and received an 18-month custodial sentence.[LNB]Latics chairman Dave Whelan has said the club will sack 29-year-old King.[LNB]Allardyce has now defended football players and suggested that King's was an isolated case.[LNB]Asked if he thought there was a problem with player behaviour in the UK, Allardyce said: "Players make a huge contribution in this country.[LNB]"I think if you ask (Professional Footballers' Association chief executive) Gordon Taylor about how much charity work they do, it would answer your question.[LNB]"I spoke to him (Taylor) the other day and told him he really should put that out in the public domain, particularly at a time like this.[LNB]"We've got one isolated case which is very disappointing indeed, but overall, Premier League footballers and most of the footballers throughout the Football League, across the 92 clubs, do a huge amount for their communities and this country.[LNB]"(What has happened) doesn't help and it's a delicate situation, but he (King) has got what justice has served him."[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk