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Straight outta Kenton

Straight outta Kenton

The Premier League has always had it`s fair share of Bling Boys, Baby Bentleys and wannabe gangsters. From Anelka`s rolled up trouser leg, Marlon King and his pilfered BMWs and Andy Cole`s rap video, there are a few of the young mafia who think they`re acting out 50 Cent`s life story. However yesterday Oba Martins managed to put all of them to shame when he was the unwitting participant in an attempted robbery, carjacking and shooting.

Whilst back him in Lagos, our Nigerian centre forward was a passenger when an apparently staged hold up occurred. Gunmen started firing into the car and his mate took two caps. Luckily our £10m man wasn`t hit in the melee (cue jokes about the gunmen having a worse shot than him). Oba told The Sun:

'They weren't there to rob me but to finish me off. I thought I was going to die. They didn't say anything to me, but just started shooting at the car. It was hell. It all happened like in the movies. How I managed to escape is still shocking. I don't feel safe in Lagos anymore and don't think I want to return so fast. It's a great thing to play for your country, put smiles on the face of people and also feel safe among your family and fans. But when the situation gets out of hand, I don't think coming home is something I can even contemplate. I could have been a dead man by now. But I've had X-rays and doctors say I'll be fine.'

Meanwhile Oba`s mam has slapped a blanket ban on the striker coming home, saying she`ll travel to England to see him. Sure tops crashing your Ferrari into the Swing Bridge eh Kieron?

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Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Wednesday June 20 2007
Time: 9:26AM

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cant wait to see the likes of martins and kieron in a black n white shirt nxt season
Toon4LiFe
20/06/2007 11:33:00
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Not this again T4L. Maybe Martins but not Dyer. The little gimps off to Spurs.
BaldEagle
20/06/2007 11:37:00
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