Footballer Jailed for Leg-Breaking Tackle

 6 years, 3 months ago 0 Comments

A Wrexham player has been jailed for 12 months after he was found guilty of a maliciously inflicted attack whilst playing for his old club Cefn Albion.

Nicholas Williams, 26 was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 6 months on licence by the judge who referred to Williams’ tackle, which left a fellow player with a snapped leg, as an act of ‘brutish thuggery’.

Whilst playing for Cefn Albion, the 26 years old striker made an awful tackle on AFC Brynford’s Andrew Barlow that resulted in the National Division One Cup game being called off. Williams pleaded no guilty to grievous bodily harm but the jury found him unanimously guilty.

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The incident started when the two players went in for a 50-50 challenge to which Williams lost, and claimed that he was fouled, after remonstrating unsuccessfully to the referee, he took his next opportunity to give Barlow a ‘leveller,’ unfortunately for Williams, his flying tackle ended up snapping the poor lads leg in two places.

During the trial Williams told the court:

“I just gave it the extra bit more and his leg snapped. It was slightly late. I got up and heard him scream.”

He also claimed that it was a freak accident, the judge and jury were having none of it though and Williams looks set to be playing next season with Porridge FC.

We’ve seen many a nasty leg break over the years, but very few that you can honestly say have been deliberate, this lad’s moment of rage has landed him behind bars for playing the beautiful game in an ugly way, what a tosser.

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