‘Ruddy Hell’ – England keeper breaks finger, painfully waves goodbye to Euro 2012 dream
Yesterday Norwich keeper John Ruddy gave us the crucial opportunity to wheel out a tired pun on his name and slightly more importantly, rue the fact that a broken finger sees the promising human octopus ruled out of Euro 2012.
Truth be told, we are rather gutted by this twist of fate for the likeable goalkeeper who received the injury during England training for today’s clash against Norway. We had a bit of a moment on Tuesday when we declared the England squad a bunch of distasteful delinquents and that Ruddy was one of the few England personalities we could really invest in.
His charity work, jovial persona and offer to postpone his date-clashing wedding day to play a friendly against Belgium got us all dreamy eyed.
On that wedding front, a post-accident Ruddy soon revealed on twitter that the injury held a bitter touch of irony:
“To everyone who has asked…as if it wasn’t unlucky enough, it IS my ring finger and also my first ever broken bone!”
He tapped that out rather quickly and impressively error free considering his ailment. The whole event will teach us never to talk up an England player again for fear of laying a voodoo on their fitness… John Terry is a bloody sublime centre-half isn’t he?