Headline of the week
‘Raheem Sterling treats himself to a spot of breakfast despite missing out on being crowned Young Player of the Year the night before at PFA awards.’
It was 26 words long, so it was quite pithy for the Daily Mail, the implication being that Sterling didn’t deserve to eat anything at all on Monday morning after coming third, behind winner Leroy Sane and runner-up Harry Kane, in the voting for the award.
The gist of the replies: “Good job he didn’t win then, might have died of starvation”; “Next thing you know he’ll be eating lunch”; “As someone who has never won a YPOTY trophy, I have always wondered what this breakfast is, having never been qualified enough to eat it.” Such a beating were they getting, the Mail altered “despite” to ‘after’ in the headline. Still, we were never actually told what Raheem had for breakfast – was it a modest nosh, maybe a boiled egg and two soldiers, or had he the brass neck to have a full English?