In football there’s an old saying: form is temporary, class is permanent.
Unfortunately, this is also true for footballers off the pitch, as the actions of Joey Barton, Wayne Rooney, John Terry and Ashley Cole have proved that earning tens of thousands of pounds every week can’t buy you any class when it comes to how you act in public.
Now, former Newcastle player Danny Guthrie has joined the throng of nouveau riche who have no little to no dignity, after the star’s wedding descended into a mass brawl as guests threw lobster at each other and the bride was punched in the face.
“To say they behaved like peasants with money is an understatement,” said a source. “They were obnoxious and disgusting. One could say it would be expected of a rough pub on a council estate, but then that’s probably unfair to council estates.
“It was more Big Fat Gypsy Wedding than our usual clientele… Staff at the marquee had to remove candelabras from the tables in case of a fire risk. There were people staggering around drunk and some were sprawled out over the tables.”
The first rumblings of trouble apparently began at the wedding breakfast early in the evening, during which a lobster thermidor food fight took place. And the violence apparently broke out in a marquee on the grounds of the castle at around 2am, with the police arriving to break it up at 2.25am.
Venue staff locked the doors after calm had been re-established, but police were called again at 4.50am when one of the guests apparently kicked a door down to gain re-entry. Guthrie’s blushing bride Rebecca Middleman was reportedly punched in the face and sent to hospital for checks.
“We have not had so much as a phone call or letter of apology for this disgraceful and upsetting behaviour. Everything was dealt with properly here, it was about the guests and not the venue in any way.”
No one was arrested, and police eventually managed to calm the situation down by randomly flashing yellow cards at guests.
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