Former Derry City and Celtic star Paddy McCourt, has today denied allegations that he scored a simple 4ft tap-in, during a recent match at his new club Barnsley.
McCourt, a brilliantly gifted forward nicknamed ‘The Derry Pele’ has distanced himself from the vicious rumours, instructing lawyers to take legal action against the referee who awarded the goal.
It is understood that the ball rolled into the net, following a deflection off McCourt’s knee, whilst he was just 48 inches from the mouth of the goal. The Derry man, even with his undeniable footballing genius, was distraught to watch the ball glide easily into the net, denying him the opportunity to nutmeg several players, in a trademark mazy run from the 40 yard line.
McCourt to his credit, recovered well from the embarrassing mishap, going on to score a brilliant solo effort in the recent match against Middlesbrough, beating all Boro’s twenty three defenders, before gracefully slotting the ball home.
One television pundit, in an insightful of commentary not heard since Alan Hansen claimed ‘you’ll never win nothing with kids’, went onto credit an assist to Jacob Melis for ‘setting up’ McCourt, despite the Derry man taking the ball for a 30 minute walk around Oakwell stadium. Reports that he even made it a packed lunch remain unconfirmed at the time of going to press.
Everyone in the North West later went on to wish McCourt all the best at his new club, except for Finn Harps defenders, who were understood to be still looking for the ball between their legs.