Etherington Death Threats
The Daily Mail claims West Ham have paid off £300,000 of Matthew Etherington's gambling debts because he has been receiving death threats. The paper says a 'source' told them,
"Matthew has been a very worried young man. The club decided they had no choice but to help. They know how much courage it took him to come to them. It is not a conversation you want to have with your club."
A West Ham spokesman said they had given the player "full support" and added: "We are working to support him through it. Matthew knows he needs professional help and accepts it is a priority in his life."