Gibson pleads guilty to drink driving charge

01/09/2015  17 Comments  [Jump to last]
Darron Gibson has pleaded guilty to crashing his Nissan sports car into a cyclist while driving under the influence and then fleeing the scene last month.

The Everton midfielder entered guilty pleas at Trafford Magistrates' Court today to driving drunk, without due care and attention and failing to stop after the accident had occurred.

Gibson was suspended from driving for 20 months and given 200 hours' community service.  

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Tony George
1 Posted 01/09/2015 at 11:48:20
I hope the experience brings about a change in his fortunes and that he can return to full fitness. I think he has more to offer than Barry in midfield.
James Flynn
3 Posted 01/09/2015 at 12:49:21
Got off lucky there.
Jim Bennings
4 Posted 01/09/2015 at 12:57:52
Now get him off the wage bill.

£50 grand a week for nothing!

Tom R Owen
5 Posted 01/09/2015 at 13:13:31
Good day to ship him out
What a waste of money
Nick Entwistle
6 Posted 01/09/2015 at 13:36:32
...but when asked to state his occupation he was sent down for perjury.

Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 01/09/2015 at 13:52:55
Must have had a good brief there; I hope Everton never paid for him/ her.
Murdo Laing
8 Posted 01/09/2015 at 14:49:01
A shame. Gibson is a talent and could have contributed a lot to the club had he stayed fit, but his actions on that fateful night suggest that he's a flawed character as well as a crock.

The ball is now in Everton's court as to whether they have legal grounds to sack him, it's too late now to engineer a transfer. I'm not sure that Gibson could fulfill his training commitments anyway for EFC or another club?

John Pickles
9 Posted 01/09/2015 at 14:51:33
If the community service involves football, he'll never achieve 200 hours.
Victor Jones
10 Posted 01/09/2015 at 15:06:48
And to think that most Everton supporters were raving about his cameo appearances at the tail end of last season. He actually made a difference. And he can make a difference again. I would give him one last chance.

Supporters can be very fickle: one week, Lukaku is a hero; the next, he is a big lump. Same with Naismith. These players are not machines.

I agree that Gibson is an idiot. But he might just learn from all this. And nobody was hurt. Give the lad another chance.

Nicky Styles
11 Posted 01/09/2015 at 16:24:29
I'm just happy he's avoided jail-time. I'd love to see him do well for us because he's a great talent when fit. He must be just about injury free now.
Andy Whittingham
12 Posted 01/09/2015 at 16:27:33
Well he's got to walk everywhere now - that should get him fit ;)
Mark Dunford
17 Posted 01/09/2015 at 20:54:19
Last chance saloon for Gibson - alcohol free. Talented player, talent unfulfilled.
Dick Fearon
18 Posted 01/09/2015 at 21:13:39
What in actual fact is his availability record? Methinks it's time for him to milk another club and allow its easily pleased wishful thinkers to rave on about his amazing but rarely seen talent.

Having experienced AVdM I am more than a bit sceptical of regular sick notes.

Paul Kelly
19 Posted 02/09/2015 at 02:23:40
With Mr Fearon on this. If they could off load him over this, I think they should. Hardly an asset is he?
Mark Cooper
20 Posted 02/09/2015 at 09:32:35
Every sympathy for people with problems but his actions were cynical, so get rid, if we can.
Les Martin
21 Posted 02/09/2015 at 19:20:16
It's purely luck that no one was seriously injured and a disgrace that he should be so stupid and reckless.

It shows a lack of maturity in a player that due to his profession should never be drunk, how can you be at your physical best with alcohol inside you.

I make no excuses or have time for him or those who think it is acceptable. Personally I would tear up his contract and kick the bum out of the club!
Ian Brandes
22 Posted 02/09/2015 at 19:44:26
In any other job, this would be gross misconduct.

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