Football fans on the Charlton Athletic website appear to be having some fun at the expense of Sun newsdesk man James Clothier.
Following scurrilous suggestions on the website that a well-known football manager had been Ã¢â‚¬Å“relaxingÃ¢â‚¬ in a bar in ThailandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s notorious Pattaya district, Clothier fired off the following email:
I expect you are bombarded with emails but I really need your help. One of your readers has rung up about a great posting on your website, below, which sounds fascinating. Is there any chance you could forward my email address to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Colin in ThailandÃ¢â‚¬? Desperate to get in touch, and of course nobody will know where the story came from and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be some cash in it for both Colin and yourself.
James Clothier Ã¢â‚¬’ Newsdesk
Sadly for the enterprising Clothier, the websiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s entertaining response as it decides whether or not to accept his offer is not what the deskman wanted to hear.
The site Ã¢â‚¬’ frankievalley.com Ã¢â‚¬’ lists some of Clothier’s recent bylines: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Perv Yanked Down ZipsÃ¢â‚¬, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Women Are Porn To Be WildÃ¢â‚¬, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“8K A Year Bill For Love CheatsÃ¢â‚¬. It concludes witheringly: Ã¢â‚¬Å“My current thinking is Mr Clothier is just a bit to smutty for usÃ¢â‚¬.