David Bentley hit in the face. Much sympathy out there?

Ollie Irish

12th, July 2009



‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this…’
‘Just smile Daveed, everything will be fine…’

So David Bentley was thumped in the face as he sat in a restaurant. Not nice for the player and especially nasty for his heavily preggo wife, who witnessed the attack.
Even if there’s a very small part of you that thinks ‘He deserved it, the cocky, underperforming shit’, my overriding emotion is sympathy. This is the part about being a famous player that sucks - when you’re not playing well and some idiot fan thinks its OK to cross the line. How long before something like this happens again, but with a knife or worse?
Bentley’s agent had this to say about the incident:
‘David is pretty shaken. He was in the restaurant with his best friend and their respective partners. A guy walked over and started talking gibberish to him, then he just took a swing and punched him. David’s fiancée, who is seven months pregnant, had just been to the loo and saw the whole thing. Obviously, she was very upset about it.
‘David’s mate jumped up and ran after the man and he got punched as well. It was obviously premeditated because the other people at the table got up and ran out of the restaurant. They had taxis waiting outside.’

A guy started talking gibberish to him? Bentley must be used to that, playing under Arry Redknapp.

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  1. Omar says:

    Nope. He deserved it.

  2. Murfmensch says:

    Omar, you are a twit.
    Just b/c its football, we needn’t be children.
    Or twits.
    You are a twit.

  3. Mersaa! says:

    i feel bad for the guy
    but he probably should have stood his ground and fought the guy
    funniest part ever
    “It was obviously premeditated because the other people at the table got up and ran out of the restaurant. They had taxis waiting outside.'”

  4. Omar says:

    Sorry Murfmensch you are a twit.
    Bentley put himself in the public eye by becoming a footballer. I’m sure his paycheck makes this little bit of humiliation bearable. He nor anyone else were not seriously injured so get over it. He was a major a-hole and he got punched in a bar. If he didn’t make millions of dollars a year no one would give a shit, so who’s acting like a child now?

  5. Tomas says:

    Omar has a good point…

  6. machine goooner funk says:

    mwahahahaahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (takes breath), hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha. egotistical little cunt, thats for having your best game of the season (actually his only good performance) against the arsenal forcing the gunners to drop two points ( iknow the points didn’t matter in the grand scheme but it was derby against our most hated rivals, if they even deserve to be called rivals).

  7. Omar says:

    I apologies for my comments – I am a retard.

  8. machine goooner funk says:

    Come to think of it, we could actually use him back.
    Now that we are a selling club and definitely out of the top 4, Bentley might be quite useful for us – must be worth a punt at 10 or so million. Would be better than anything else we have and it won’t be long before we sell more players to pay off the debt mountain.
    But then all the fans will disappear and leave their little red flags behind.. OMG, I think I’m gonna cry.

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