Yesterday, news broke that Swindon Town had sent 21-year-old goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux back to Liverpool, terminating his loan deal for a disciplinary matter.
This seemed odd considering how well the young Chilean stopper had been doing, and the fact that the League One outfit have now left themselves with only one senior keeper on the books.
But it turns out, according to the Daily Mail, that Vigouroux took exception to a £150 fine he was given for lateness – and despite the fact senior players got the fine reduced to £50 – he arrived at the training ground to pay it with a bag of pennies.
Yes, that’s 5,000 pennies – or £50!
As a result, Swindon sent the youngster back to Liverpool – ending his season long loan prematurely.
Although it’s pretty funny, it’s extremely petulant as well, and doesn’t say much for Vigouroux’s attitude considering he’s been given a chance to prove himself down the leagues as a first-team regular.
It will be mighty interesting to see what happens to him now, as if he felt Swindon dealt with him harshly, he must be quaking his boots at the thought of returning to Melwood and explaining himself to Liverpool’s management.