Danny Simpson claims that England’s call-up was canceled due to his community service sentence.
Danny Simpson was convicted of abusing his ex-girlfriend while at Leicester City, and he alleges that the community service sentence he received prevented him from playing for England.
Danny Simpson’s England call-up was rescinded after the FA discovered he had a few days left on his community service sentence, according to the defender.
Simpson presently plays in the Championship for Bristol City, however he previously won the Premier League with Leicester City after coming through Manchester United’s youth system.
Despite his great credentials, the Manchester-born defender has never represented his country.
Simpson had been convicted of abusing his ex-girlfriend while at Leicester. He was also required to perform unpaid community service notwithstanding his denial of the allegations (though this was eventually replaced with a curfew order).
Danny said on the On The Judy podcast that his England call-up was canceled as a result of his felony term.
He began, “I was called up for England once, but it was revoked.”
“We won the league, so there was Vardy, Drinkwater, and there was a point when all the right-backs were injured,” the full-back explained, adding that he received the excited call during his time at Leicester.
“And I’m not sure if you recall when they tried to entice Glen Johnson out of retirement?” That was because I was called up, but it was later revoked because I still had a few hours of community service to complete.
“As a result, they decided that they’d acquire too much bad press.” “It literally destroyed me.” “I may not have played, but it was the call-up, being in the camp with all those players… We won the league and were doing well in the Champions League, so I felt like I earned it.” Danny reflected on the excellent aspects of his time doing community service, working at bingo halls and homes for individuals with impairments, despite his disappointment at being left out.
“Community work transformed me as a person,” he explained, “because when you live in the football bubble – and it is a bubble – I came out of it quickly while I was doing what I was doing.”
“Some of these folks were the happiest,” Danny recalled working after training and on his days off while Leicester was vying for the league. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.