Fine Lines: Hull City Suspend Midfielder Jake Livermore After Testing Positive For Cocaine

Chris Wright

15th, May 2015


By Chris Wright

The only good jokes we know about cocaine are all one-liners

Hull City manager Steve Bruce, on the morning of Fri 15th May, 2015:

“We need to get a result at Tottenham to keep the fight alive and if we do that then we give ourselves a chance.

“Let’s hope there is another twist.”

Daily Telegraph, on the afternoon of Fri 15th May, 2015:

“Hull midfielder Jake Livermore tests positive for cocaine”

There you go Brucey, it looks like miracles do happen after all! Twists don’t come much more exciting than that.

It’s perhaps the first positive thing Livermore has done in a Hull shirt.

According to the Telegraph’s breaking bulletin, Livermore has tested positive for Colombian sunshine powder and will NOT PLAY FOR HULL AGAIN THIS SEASON.

Yep, all two games of it.

It would appear that Livermore failed a random drug test that was administered after Hull’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last month.

The club are yet to release a statement on the matter, but one is expected in the next hour or so.

UPDATE: Still no official word from Hull, but the Daily Mirror are reporting that Livermore has now been, perhaps unsurprisingly, suspended by the club.

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  1. EDub says:

    Hull won’t be too bothered. Livermore hasn’t had a sniff of goal all season.

  2. Gary says:

    Banning someone that takes something that diminishes performance seems like it should be set apart from drug testing, which should serve the purpose to stop or minimise cheating. It’s not like he was in the papers doing it, or setting a bad example before they outed him for it. Seems counter productive. If ‘Rich Person Does Coke’ was news the papers wouldn’t have room for anything else.

  3. Sack him, then sue him, Chelsea did it a few years ago.

  4. Gattsu says:

    It’s simplistic thinking but if it does not diminish from their performance a player should have the freedom to do Afghani Black tar heroin if they so wish. (which obv it does in that case)

    Performnce enhancing drugs I believe should be dealt with harshly, recreational should be handled however the club/employer sees fit.

  5. Hootie says:

    @Gary as a rather strong amphetamine, wouldn’t coke be considered a performance enhancing drug?

    Also, it seems odd that it takes a month or so for this sort of test to turn around.

  6. GJ says:

    Thats whats happens when you have too much money!!! so sad

  7. Jarren says:

    @Hootie: Good point, but chances are Jake was just having a few toots at a party and had no intention of it enhancing his Saturday afternoon performance on the field.

    Unlike good old Diego who would vacuum up anything, anytime…

  8. ian says:

    So fuck he had few Lines of coke half the pricks calling him probably drink and smoke to much we love to kick people when down its fucking pathetic

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