Graham Sankey, who is from Anfield, admitted he tried to kill a Bulgarian man with a stone whilst celebrating Liverpool FC’s European Cup win in 2005. He was arrested with Michael Shields for the attack but later denied his involvement. The victim, a father of two, didn’t die but suffered significant brain damage.

Shields was convicted and after being identified in a line up and spent four years in prison. He was then given a Royal Pardon after “new evidence” came to light but has never sought to clear his name. A Royal Pardon is not the same as being declared not guilty of the crime but merely being forgiven for it.

On Twitter, he has done himself no favours. He has compared his incarceration to the incarceration of Nelson Mandela and when asked if he had any intention of issuing an apology to his victim Martin Georgiev he replied “who? lol”

Now he works for Liverpool FC TV and in his free time has rows with United fans and calls them “Munich cunts”. Nice chap.

Innocent, gentle giant? Or remorseless thug guilty of attempted murder?
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