Manchester United goalkeeper Dan Henderson has denied being a Premier League star after being arrested for assaulting his girlfriend.
The 24-year-old attacked the “painful and false” rumors that led to the revelation that an unknown player had been killed when police raided his home, which was first reported by The Sun. Was
Following the report, people speculated on social media about who could be the anonymous star for the international awards.
Many people pointed fingers at Henderson, but the goalkeeper forcibly stopped the gossip.
He said on Instagram: “I can’t believe I have to do this but I just want to dispel the rumors that have surfaced in the last few days.
“There are some sad people in the world who have associated my name with such inappropriate, painful and completely false news.
“I have a family that has even been affected by this so I wanted to keep the rumors in bed and move on.”
The Premier League star was arrested on charges of assaulting his girlfriend when he called the police.
He is also said to have sent abusive messages to her late at night.
The player sought the services of lawyers in an out-of-court settlement – it was considered a five-figure sum – before agreeing to pay him.
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A football source said: “It’s very disturbing. In this case, the footballer used his money to get lawyers to pick him up and keep him out of the public eye.
He reached a settlement and effectively silenced the victim and stopped the trial.
“His claims, however, were very serious, and included at least one charge of domestic assault.”
Police confirmed that they had been called, but the player did not face further action because a “community resolution” had been agreed upon.
The star, whose name cannot be disclosed for legal reasons, was arrested in 2019 and is no longer in touch with his accuser.
Teresa Parker, founder of the Women’s Aid and the football United Against Domestic Violence campaign, believes players’ money is being used for abuse under the carpet.
He said: “This case shows that the significant amount of power and money within football could mean managing allegations of domestic abuse – or other forms of violence against women by players – Seen as problems.
“As in this case, it is possible that every effort will be made to address what is seen as a problem.
“All football clubs and organizations need to develop domestic abuse policies to ensure that they do not become competent excuses for men abusing their peers.”
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Always Keep your phone close.
Contact charities for help, including services such as the Women’s Aid Helpline and Support Line.
Call 999 immediately if you are in danger.
Get acquainted Instead of dialing 55, report abuse without turning off the phone, with a silent solution to yourself.
Always Keep cash with you, including bus fare changes.
If you suspect that your partner is about to attack you, try to move to a low-risk area of the house – with a way out and access to the telephone.
Avoid kitchens and garages where knives or other weapons are likely to be found.
Avoid rooms where you may be trapped, such as a bathroom, or where you may be confined to a closet or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, the support line is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200.
The charity’s email support service is open on weekdays and weekends and is delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Aid provides live chat service on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm and on weekends from 10am to 6pm.
You can also call the free 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.