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Legal action - kid kicked football into baby

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CreatingADream Wed 12-Apr-17 11:50:14

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4403936/Baby-hit-head-ball-Chelsea-star-s-park-kickabout.html

Say what? Surely you'd just chalk this down to normal childhood accidents in a park...

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 12-Apr-17 11:54:50

What a shower of shit!

Legal action because a ball that accidentally hit her baby belonged to Cesc Fabregasgrin.

Utter bollocks!

NabobsFromNobHill Wed 12-Apr-17 11:57:59

To be fair, a football kicked by a professional footballer has the potential to do a LOT more damage that a "normal childhood accident", ie a football kicked by another child.
Also a professional footballer should know better than to be kicking footballs where they can hit a baby in the head, owing to the above.

But legal action can only go ahead if their is any reason for it.

Itaintme Wed 12-Apr-17 11:58:26

Stupid woman. Big old fuss over an accident. I'm sure she wouldn't have been so outraged if the ball was kicked by a non sleb.

CreatingADream Wed 12-Apr-17 11:59:12

It wasn't kicked by a professional footballer.

It was kicked by his step daughter.

pipsqueak25 Wed 12-Apr-17 11:59:25

if it was proved there was serious harm done then yes, legal action would be right, but although it was upsetting for mum and lo these things happen, reading the mn heading i thought some lout had deliberately kicked a ball at the babys' head.

SailAwayWithMeHoney Wed 12-Apr-17 12:01:43

Ah but creating it's a professional ball ...grin

pipsqueak25 Wed 12-Apr-17 12:02:31

but.. having said what i said, whilst i think it is a massive over reaction, the 'celeb' angle is one thing = money, i wonder how many people would have thought the same way as mum when truth be known if it was their child ? some mners get upset by minor stuff on here, just saying...

Neverknowing Wed 12-Apr-17 12:08:44

She's out for an easy paycheck clearly. What an arsehole.

Neverknowing Wed 12-Apr-17 12:08:44

She's out for an easy paycheck clearly. What an arsehole.

SaucyJack Wed 12-Apr-17 12:11:05

I don't know the park, but from Google images it looks like the sort of place that one could reasonably expect to be able to sit in without having a ball kicked at one's head. I don't have much sympathy for parents who allow their children to run riot in inappropriate places. All parks are not equal.

The fact he's a famous footballer is neither here nor there.

19lottie82 Wed 12-Apr-17 12:11:50

So there's no evidence the baby actually has any long lasting damage? This woman is just chancing her arm. It sounds like she actually wants her son to have brain damage so she can get a big pay day!

AlexanderHamilton Wed 12-Apr-17 12:12:38

Ridiculous. Assuming the park was not one where ball games are not allowed if you choose to sit there with a baby you take the risk of stray balls.

I was hit hard in the face by a stray football, a proper one not a soft toy one, whilst I was glad it was me & not any of my children that's just the risk you take.

Itaintme Wed 12-Apr-17 12:13:09

The fact that he is a famous footballer has every thing to do with it.

EmilyByTheRiver Wed 12-Apr-17 12:14:45

Child hurt was 6 months old.

There is a clear potential for serious damage, surely?

Would you seriously blame a parent taking their tiny baby to A&E after it has been hit by a kicked ball?

I have no idea who this footballer is, but I'd take my 6 month old baby to hospital too.

Mulberry72 Wed 12-Apr-17 12:15:21

She sounds as if she's hoping her son is brain damaged! Ridiculous woman!

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 12-Apr-17 12:15:54

It was an accident, does anyone actually think he (if he even kicked it) aimed it in the direction of this family with the intention of hitting someone?

CreatingADream Wed 12-Apr-17 12:17:04

emily No one has an issue with the child getting checked over in hospital, it's the fact that she is threatening legal action.

I believe the park is the garden area to all the surrounding residences.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 12-Apr-17 12:17:41

Of course you'd take your baby to hospital to be assessed, flogging the story to the papers afterwards, would you?hmm

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 12-Apr-17 12:17:48

DS used to be a ball boy at a premier league ground and was once knocked out by a ball kicked by a professional footballer (he was 10 years old). It's the risk he took.

The risk this woman took was to sit with her baby in a park where children were playing. Nothing to take legal action about - I doubt the child did it deliberately.

Spikeyball Wed 12-Apr-17 12:18:53

The park has a no ball games rule.

pipsqueak25 Wed 12-Apr-17 12:20:40

looking big pay out ? would not be likely if it was your average joe playing kick about with their dc.

EmilyByTheRiver Wed 12-Apr-17 12:21:23

It's the daily mail though- who clearly asked her if she planned to take further action if he child was permanently brain damaged. The mother is described as 'frantic'. What else would she say?

Okay, perhaps the mother went to the press, is selling pics of her child, is milking it for all she is worth. But maybe she is a mother who's child has been injured and who is beside herself who is being badgered by the gutter press for a newsworthy quote.

RitaMills Wed 12-Apr-17 12:23:26

My neighbour flew a remote control aeroplane into my head when I was a little girl (accidental) and I was smacked in the eye with a golf ball by another. Pity they weren't rich celebs or we could have been quids in!

HerRoyalNotness Wed 12-Apr-17 12:26:23

The article says she will think about it if her baby has long term damage and needs medical care. It specifically says for medical bills (use of private system).

I'd do the same (well technically I'd have to, I live I the US). A friends DD was mauled by a dog here and has sued for medical bills and pain and suffering, quite rightly.

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