Wigan Athletic - Marlon King Set To Appeal Sentence and the Sack
UK time is: 20:23:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Marlon King Set To Appeal Sentence and the Sack

Marlon King is set to appeal against his custodial sentence handed out by Southwark Crown Court and also against the decision by Wigan Athletic to terminate his contract according to Kings agent Tony Finnegan.

Speaking to the BBC Finnegan says that King is still pleading his innocence he said: 'No one saw this coming in light of the evidence. He's very, very disappointed - because clearly, as he said in his evidence, it's mistaken identity. He didn't do that.

'He'll be devastated, sitting in a cell with someone tonight. But he's a grown man; he's been there before and he'll take it on the chin.

'No one expected this. I asked Marlon and he said 'I'm not guilty, Tony - I didn't do it, I want the British justice system to find me not guilty'.'

Speaking about Latics chairman Dave Whelans decision to sack King, Finnegan reiterated his stance that the deciosion would be appealed to the Premier League, he continued: 'The chairman's got a choice. If the chairman, which is his right, decides to sack Marlon King under gross misconduct, he would have to put that in writing, first and foremost.

'Then he has a right of appeal to the Premier League, in writing.

'While the appeal process goes in, which will be on Monday, this lad could be out in two, three weeks, four weeks; then those bail conditions will be subject to him being in his house.

'If Wigan aren't successful in sacking this player and he comes out in three months' time and he wanted to be signed by another Premiership club, do Wigan allow him to go for nothing or do they seek a fee?'

3 for £30

Get down to the ticket office and get your tickets bought, lets get behind the lads

Call the ticket office on 0871 66 33 552 or see Latics.tv for full details

Bookmark and Share

You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:

Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site

Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 29 2009

Time: 11:04PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I have a feeling that this is far from over
Report Abuse
29/10/2009 23:08:00

But I also have a feeling we are finally rid of Marlon King!
Report Abuse
29/10/2009 23:50:00

(On the pitch.)
Report Abuse
30/10/2009 00:02:00

see frustration of contract thread
Report Abuse
30/10/2009 13:53:00

We paid a *****eload for him and lost him for nothing. Steve Bruces worst signing? Or Aghahowa?
Report Abuse
30/10/2009 14:42:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BrickLatic 56
2. Thorpyness 29
3. worbo 23
4. nottinghamlatic 20
5. Whittleblue 19
6. Sortitout 18
7. Moonay 16
8. Oscarbon 13
9. Martinez1986 11
10. wiganfanfrank 11

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Rochdale 11 5 2 4 3 17
7. Sheff Utd 11 5 2 4 2 17
8. Port Vale 11 4 4 3 2 16
9. Wigan 11 4 4 3 1 16
10. Colchester 11 4 4 3 -1 16
11. Southend 11 4 3 4 0 15
12. Peterborough 11 4 2 5 2 14

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Blackpool Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
» Blackpool : 07/10/2015 20:00:01
Barnsley Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
» Barnsley : 07/10/2015 19:38:01
The Guest Blog 2015/16 - Episode 5
» Walsall : 07/10/2015 18:19:01
DRFC York City v Doncaster Rovers Highlights
» Doncaster : 07/10/2015 17:32:00
What The Bosses Said - Crewe 2 Latics 3 - JPT Reaction
» Wigan : 07/10/2015 16:56:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man Of The JPT Match v Crewe
Suggested By:  Dario Gradi
Jussi Jääskeläinen 0%
Donervon Daniels 0%
Leon Barnett 0%
Don Cowie 0%
Andy Kellett 0%
Jack Hendry 0%
Cisco Junior 0%
Max Power 0%
Yanic Wildschut 60%
Sanmi Odelusi 0%
Jordy Hiwula 40%