By now you've surely heard the rumours about Steven Gerrard. Since April the messageboards on this site, and everywhere else for that matter, have been full of them.
The story goes that Gerrard got his wife's 16-year-old sister pregnant and subsequently had a bust-up with John Terry at the World Cup. According to the gossip mongers, the pair fell out because Terry was annoyed he had been stripped of the captaincy, but Gerrard got to keep it.
- Gerrard and Terry fell out over scandal
I've always urged caution on this one, and it seems as though the whole thing could be the result of massive slur campaign against the Liverpool man.
According to the Sun, a text message campaign has targeted thousands, spreading completely untrue scandal to dirty Gerrard's reputation. What's more, Gerrard's wife Alex Curran apparently doesn't even have a sister.
A Sun source said: "The players are well aware that malicious rumours are being spread, but people need to know they are as much a work of fiction as a Harry Potter novel."
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