King case is 'isolated' - Allardyce

30 October 2009 01:43
Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce admits Marlon King's jail sentence "doesn't help" the public image of the modern professional footballer.[LNB] Wigan striker King was convicted of groping a young woman in a nightclub and then breaking her nose and received an 18-month custodial sentence. Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has said the club will sack 29-year-old King.[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. 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] He added: "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."

Source: Eurosport