Tiran Gunawardena

defamation and reputation management issues for footballers: part 1

Tiran Gunawardena
defamation and reputation management issues for footballers: part 1

Baffling! Brazilian boy's boozer before big Bayswater match!

Paddington new boy Reevaldo was partying until four in the morning, just hours before tonight's derby against Bayswater FC, The Moon can reveal.

These photos, acquired exclusively by The Moon, show Reevaldo drinking and partying with friends until the early hours of the morning.

He's said to have amassed a tab of nearly £20,000, but that's no doubt small change to the eighteen-year-old, who is on £40,000 per week.

Reevaldo spent the night at London's hottest club, Slice, noted for its ice sculptures, geishas, and diamond-encrusted bathrooms.

One can only wonder what manager Leo Nadal's reaction will be to these revelations. Should Paddington fail to get a result today, serious questions will be raised as to whether Reevaldo is spending too much time partying and not enough time training.

Shocking behaviour from Reevaldo just hours before the Hyde Park derby!

Shocking behaviour from Reevaldo just hours before the Hyde Park derby!

Reevaldo leaving Slice around four in the morning!

Reevaldo leaving Slice around four in the morning!

Reevaldo benched and fined, as Paddington lose 4-0 in humiliating derby defeat

Paddington, London, England - Prior to tonight, many thought that the Hyde Park derby would be an hard-fought and evenly matched affair.

A first-half hat-trick from Wales international Harry Thomas quickly saw an end to this narrative.

Bayswater were in complete control from kick-off, and with a high-profile absence in the squad, Paddington looked bereft of any real scoring threat.

Reevaldo, Paddington’s leading scorer, was sorely missed tonight, and the loss sees Paddington tumble to 16th in the table after a fairy tale start to the season which saw the pre-season relegation favourites earn seven of the first nine points on offer.

Paddington have lost four in a row and based on tonight’s results, have shown little signs of regaining their winning form.

Adding to Paddington’s problems is the Reevaldo issue. After being benched and fined by Leo Nadal after reportedly breaking curfew last night, the young Brazilian’s future in the manager’s squad is far from guaranteed.

In his post-match press conference, Nadal appeared to hold Reevaldo at least partly responsible for the result.

“The players on the pitch fought hard, but unfortunately, it was just one of those games. The fans are right to be upset with the result, but the players on the pitch are committed to this club and are deserving of the fans’ support. For those who were not on the pitch tonight, it is perhaps a different story. I cannot say whether they, or more to the point, he, is committed to this club or the fans.”

“I feel for the fans, we are in the same situation. I am also disappointed that we’ve been let down by someone we thought we could count on.”

Until now, there haven’t been any signs of any off field issues with the youngster and these developments have come as a surprise. Reevaldo had been an early favourite for the PFA Young Player of the Year, having scored 9 league goals and adding 6 assists despite starting the season late due to his participation in the Brazil squad in the Olympics.

He also scored a dramatic brace in the EFL Cup after coming on as a 71st minute sub, leading Paddington to an improbable 2-1 victory over Haringey at Northumberland Park.

Additionally, he’s quickly become a fan favourite off the pitch, and there are viral videos of him being spotted all around town, from kicking a ball around with local schoolchildren at a park to taking photos with fans, and after not being satisfied with how the photos came out, proceeding to request “do-overs” while instructing the fans on proper “selfie technique”.