Premier League footballer Danny Simpson has been ordered to work as a Bingo caller as part of his community service for strangling his ex-girlfriend.
The 29-year-old Leicester City defender was found guilty of strangling Stephanie Ward, the mother of his child, on the living room floor of their house in Worsley, Greater Manchester.
Simpson was sentenced to 300 hours of unpaid service after being convicted in June 2014. The court heard an eight-minute-long 911 call in which she is heard begging the footballer to get off her after a drunken row at a family gathering.
When police arrived at the scene, Simpson was found atop his then girlfriend and was arrested on the charge of assault, which he later denied in court.
After avoiding any prison time, the defender is now ordered to read out Bingo numbers to a group of adults that have learning difficulties in Salford, Greater Manchester.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Simpson is a typical cocky Premier League footballer so it’s nice to see him humbled by calling out the bingo numbers,”
“He also has to get cups of tea for those who are invited and help them with other activities like colouring in.
“He’s working with adults with learning disabilities so hopefully he is finally learning what a privileged position he is in.”
Simpson, who came through the youth ranks of Manchester United, has been an integral member of Claudio Ranrieri’s Leicester City squad as they continue their push towards a first Premier League title.
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Source: [Daily Mirror]