Steven Gerrard cleared of a affray
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard found not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court
Thank goodness justice was done and seen to be done today at Liverpool Crown Court. Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was cleared of affray after admitting punching a man he thought might be about to punch him but now admits wasn’t about to punch him.
The jury carefully studied the CCTV footage, also watched by OTP readers, and seemingly agreed that Gerrard had not seen his friend John Doran swing his elbow at victim Marcus McGee about 20cm in front of his eyes. They also decided that despite the fact all of Gerrard’s group had pleaded guilty to offences of affray or using threatening behaviour, the England international’s was the exception.
I wonder if a jury at Manchester Crown Court would have had a slightly different opinion on some of the evidence.