While Manchester United players have wholesome, worthwhile activities such as penalty-saving tips on their iPods it appears an unnamed Manchester City’s mp3 player might have some more unsavoury downloads. When the iPod was found in a changing room in a clothes shop, the person who found it allegedly decided that it was worthwhile blackmailing the player over the return of the iPod.
The player was asked to pay money to get the iPod back in January, but instead contacted police. The mp3 player was later retrieved.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Paul David Smith, 29, of Ellen Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport, has been charged with blackmail and will appear before Manchester City Magistrates Court on March 13.”