Following on from our exclusive story how Chelsea striker Fernando Torres had asked not to be picked for the title clash at Old Trafford, Redflagflyinghigh can reveal the Spaniard has taken out a super injunction on the sporting press.
With footballers taking out injunctions to prevent harmful stories being printed about them, Torres feels it’s the best way forward in his career.
An imaginary source close to the £50 million man revealed:
“El Zero’s had enough of all the negative press his below par performances have been getting, so has decided to follow the advice of others in his team by taking out a super injunction to prevent the media from reporting just how bad he has been playing of late.”
Since his mega money move from Liverpool, Torres’ has had to endure the following headlines:
“Chelsea’s most expensive failure” Daily Mail
“Torres flops again” The Telegraph
“Comical” The is London
“A dead weight” L’Equipe
“A vanity signing for Roman Abramovich…destined to struggle” The Guardian
“Now it appears he is not even putting in the effort to justify his ludicrous transfer fee and £180,000-a-week wages.” The Sun
“Pathetic” The Daily Star
“Brilliant, worth every penny.” Manchester United Daily
Torres latest anonymous performance at Old Trafford which saw the Reds all but relieve Chelsea of their Premier League title, was the final straw for Torres who feels the only way to stop the harsh headlines is through legal action.
Another phantom source close to the striker said: “Some have suggested Fernando should practice his shooting or perhaps take up another sport, but he feels if he can prevent the press reporting on him, he may get his confidence back.
“It’s become increasingly embarrassing when friends and family phone from Spain having read the British headlines, and ask what the translation for ‘abysmal’ is.”
A legal source described Torres’ request for an injunction “absurd.”