Man United defender Chris Smalling ridiculed for “suicide bomber” picture

“Chris and his girlfriend hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas and their belated birthdays with close friends in the assumed privacy of his own home. He dressed in a costume consisting of empty bottles of Jagermesiter and cans of Red Bull strapped to his chest in an attempted comedy play on the popular ‘Jagerbomb drink’. Although he fully accepts in hindsight it was an ill-thought out and insensitive decision, absolutely no harm was intended whatsoever and he apologises for any offence caused.” – Wasserman Media Group statement.

Its a pretty shocking Sun front page on Thursday.

Whilst the right side praises Tomas Hitzlsperger, the left part shows Chris Smalling dressed as a suicide bomber.

According to Chris Smalling’s management group, the outfit, which he was wearing in his own home, was an elaborate pun on the popular ‘Jagerbomb’ drink.

We can only wonder what Manchester United boss David Moyes thinks of this Sun front page after three successive 2-1 defeats at the start of 2014.

Whilst Smalling can perhaps be excused for meaning no harm, its actually rather worrying that an England international is so in thrall to alcoholic drink that he dresses up as one.

Predictably, Chris Smalling has been a figure of fun, ever since The Sun front page hit social media.