Ex-Liverpool winger Albert Riera sacked by Udinese for skipping a match to play poker

Ex-Liverpool winger Albert Riera has been sacked by Udinese without ever playing a game for the Serie A club.

Riera, 32, joined the Zebretta over the summer, having played eight matches for Championship side Watford earlier in the year.

Despite being in Italy for several months, Riera, who once cost Liverpool £8m in 2008, never made an appearance for his employers, and over the weekend the midfielder was sacked by his club.

Two reasons have been forwarded for the player’s sacking.

According to many, Riera was given the boot after he missed a match in order to play in a poker tournament.

Riera then made sure he collected his P45 when he tweeted that Udinese were “the worst club” he had played for in his career.

Interestingly, Reira won £3,000 for a second-place finish at the poker tournament.

See content here. http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/ex-liverpool-winger-albert-riera-sacked-by-udinese-for-skipping-a-match-to-play-poker/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s