This Day in History: 2023-02-03

Nr. 397


Ipswich Town fined David Norris for a goal celebration in 2008 in support of a friend who killed two boys and maimed their father. Town docked Norris the maximum two weeks’ wages for a controversial handcuffs’ goal celebratiion in honour of goalkeeper Luke McCormick who was jailed for seven years and four months for killing Arron Peak, ten, and his brother Ben, eight, white drunkenly driving home from Norris’ wedding on 7 June 2008. Ipswich acted promptly in punishing Norris whose fine went to a road safety charity. Norris, who apologised to the dead boys’ parents, had insisted the gestuire was a message to a friend who had «made a mistake».