Former England international footballer Adam Johnson was highly-rated back in his heydays. The ex-Manchester City and Sunderland winger no doubt had a good future but going by his ramblings these days, we feel this 29-year-old is pathetic and making matters worse for himself.
Johnson was sentenced to six years in imprisonment last March after being found guilty of indulging in sexual activities with a 15-year-old girl; 16 is the age of consent in England.
Now that he is in prison, Johnson is making jaw-dropping statements that might leave his close associates and friends in dismay. A day after mentioning that he wished he raped (yes you read that right) the teenager, Johnson has revealed that he banged two famous TV personalities.
However, he didn't name the celebs.
The footages from the HM Prison Moorland near Doncaster have been taken by British tabloid The Sun.
Latest reports on Saturday morning said that Johnson has been shifted to a segregation unit of the prison over fears he would be attacked for his distasteful claims.
"He has made himself a massive target with his comments. He is already on the sex offenders' wing, but even among that hated group he has hit a new low," The Sun quoted a source as saying. "These comments are so disgusting that there are fears someone is going to have a go at him," the source further said.
A prison service spokeswoman, meanwhile, told the BBC that the authorities are probing the footages. "An investigation is under way. Those who break the rules will be punished and can face extra time behind bars," she said.
Adam Johnson has a daughter (born in 2015) with ex-girlfriend Stacey Flounders
Pouts on the plane ready for take off ??✈️ pic.twitter.com/GZ3jEAFlpr— stacey flounders (@staceyflounders) October 5, 2016
Some users on Twitter slammed the controversial British tabloid, saying it actually paid money to one of Johnson's prison inmates for the claims.
I don't know what's worse, Adam Johnson saying he wish he raped the girl that got him sent down or the sun paying a prisoner to expose him?— Mrt (@MartyMcCartan) April 21, 2017
What Adam Johnson done was totally wrong. But The sun videoing behind bars is disgusting.— Ian Lavery Jnr (@ianlavery11) April 21, 2017
I knew straight away that the horrible Adam Johnson video would have been obtained by the Sun. Paying lags to film each other no doubt.— Matthew Allen (@Mr_Mallen) April 22, 2017
Great, am I supposed to take the side of Adam Johnson or The Sun? That's the shittest choice in the world.— Ian (@ThisIanIs) April 21, 2017
Adam Johnson's comments are vile. Equally is The Sun's decision to print this non-story and reignite media attention on the victim. https://t.co/TqhMq5Epbd— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) April 21, 2017