/ 15 March 2024

One Kerr-azy night

Sam Kerr

New details about what happened on the night that Matildas captain Sam Kerr got into hot water with British police have come to light, including that she spent time in a jail cell… The 30yo has pleaded not guilty to a charge of racial harassment of a police officer following the incident on 30 January last year when she allegedly threw up in a taxi before getting into a row over the fare that led to police being called. Reports say Kerr’s legal team will apply to have the case thrown out when it continues on 26 April on the grounds of abuse of process based on the 12-month delay before she was charged, saying it was because prosecutors couldn’t decide what offence to charge her with. They also want police CCTV/body cam footage of the incident to be handed over. 

In happier news for footy fans… Adelaide United midfielder and top-flight men’s soccer’s first openly gay player Josh Cavallo has got down on one knee on the pitch to propose to his partner Leighton Morrell. The 24yo thanked his A-League club for providing “a safe space in football”. Aww…

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