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Why are football fans saying 'Scott Sinclair' and 'PFA Player of the Year' in the same sentence?

It all has to do with his public relationship with Helen Flanagan and her recent accolade.

Scott Sinclair has not had the greatest of years on the football pitch. After deciding to leave Swansea City to play for the then Premier League champions Manchester City it was supposed to be the next chapter in the rest of a hopefully illustrious career; unfortunately however that is not how it turned out.

The former Chelsea youngster has instead struggled to hold down a place on the Manchester City bench let alone starting line-up; playing just 190 minutes of Premier League football this season. If you are looking for a reference point that is exactly five minutes less time than it would take you to watch the 1997 Oscar winning film ‘Titanic’.

So he will be looking for any form of pick me up; so when his girlfriend (contrary to recent false reports of a split) Helen Flanagan was named FHM’s UK Sexiest Woman this week you would have thought that would have been a pretty big stick to hit back the taunts with.

The former Coronation Street actress gained notoriety recently as being somewhat precious on the ITV reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’. On the show she spent most of her time screaming, blotching on far too much fake tan and unknowingly giving her boyfriend’s team-mates an incredible amount of dressing-room banter ammo.

For want of a better description let’s just say she did not come out of the jungle looking like she was going to be asked to join Mensa; or the cast of Downton Abbey.

Now her award has back-fired as many British men might have hoped someone with a slightly classier image was given the title of the Sexiest Woman in the UK; and they have decided to take a lot of that frustration out on Scott Sinclair himself; by suggesting that her winning FHM’s Sexiest Woman award is comparable to Sinclair being given the PFA Player of the Year gong ahead of Gareth Bale.


But Scott should not be too concerned. Green eyed jealousy is always going to be present when you are a multi-million pound sports star going out with the ‘official’ sexiest woman in the country.

Yeah I don’t think Scott will be losing to much sleep tonight.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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