His father became his support and backbone to success. “For something racist to come out of your mouth on a pitch, for me that means you are racist,” he says. Even I don't know the rules: Police officer in charge of enforcing UK's coronavirus lockdown laws makes... Four STUDENTS are fined £10,000 EACH and suspended from Nottingham Trent University after hosting... SIMON WALTERS: Why blustering Boris Johnson HAD to call grandstanding Andy Burnham's bluff. Dad remarried when I was four or five to the woman I call “Mum”. Sorry we are not currently accepting comments on this article. Smith, of Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, has appeared before magistrates in Walsall charged with sending a false message by the public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety. “How tough is it when the train leaves taking your friends [Barry and Young] to Champions League clubs?”. “I’ve been angry at people in games, I’ve used the c-word, call them a b******, the bad words people use, but for something racist to come out of your mouth, almost without you realising what you’re saying, that relates to who you are as a person. After Villa lost to Chelsea at Villa Park in March, she wrote: 'Seeing my baby on the pitch wiv my hubby yday was one of the proudest moments of my life, cried like a baby only in front of 40,000 ppl.'. “No, it wasn’t,” he says. He is contracted to remain at Villa until 2015. A pregnant ex-girlfriend of Aston Villa footballer Gabriel Agbonlahor has been accused of harassing the mother of one of his children by posting ‘distressing’ messages on Facebook. Just leave us.” Mischievously but seriously he plays his media man, like Joe Pesci to Ray Liotta in Goodfellas: “I’m funny how?” Soon, there are only two in the room and one of them feels like the presenter of a television quiz needing to start with easy questions. If I’m enjoying my football why would I leave and risk not playing regularly at some other club? It’s his loss, he could have become a Nigeria Legend! Her name is Mary and she’s always been my mum, we’re a close family.” He speaks deliberately and with certainty about the mother he never knew. “My dad was good about it. Young man reportedly shot dead three hours after tweeting ”Nigeria will not end me”. Till now, many Nigerians have not forgiven him for his decision. Accused: Sophie Smith (pictured), who is 36 weeks' pregnant, has appeared at court charged with sending a false message by the public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety. Somebody leaves when you’re two years old, you’re not going to want to speak to them and I never would, to be honest.”. She was also ordered not to go to an address in Streetly, West Midlands, and not to use social network sites Facebook and Twitter under pseudonyms, JPs were told. He’s concentrating on his football and when he does that he’s a good player.”. Created by WarriTatafo. Hardly had they travelled back down the M6 than Villa had signed him. I am enjoying my football at Aston Villa. With him, if you didn’t want to do your homework you had to be practising football in the back garden or the local fields. Samson is Nigerian, Tina is Scottish; their union didn’t last. THE mum of Aston Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor has revealed how they have been separated for 20 years – and claims he was told she was DEAD. Gabriel Agbonlahor could and might have become Nigeria Legend if he had just given a Thumbs up to Nigeria Football Federation approach. England and Aston Villa Gabriel Agbonlahor, who has a Nigerian father and Scottish mother, talks about his parents separation, his affection for Villa and racism in football in this interview with The Sunday Times. Mr. Samson Agbonlahor is a Nigerian and he ensures his son is properly brought up after his mother left them when he was two years old. Gabriel Agbonlahor turned down all Nigerian approaches to become a Super Eagles favoring the Three Lions whom he luckily had just 3(Three) Caps with. Just Three Caps! Like many famous people and celebrities, Gabriel Agbonlahor keeps his personal life private. 5 Things About NFL Star On ‘The Bachelorette’ – Hollywood Life, Heidi Klum Licks Tom Kaulitz’s Face In Bed — Watch – Hollywood Life, See How Rob Lowe & More Have Changed – Hollywood Life, ‘Avengers’ Stars Defend Chris Pratt From ‘Worst Hollywood Chris’ Label – Hollywood Life, Kiddwaya is an unserious person and a player – Nengi (Video). Junior doctor, 35, killed himself during coronavirus lockdown as he struggled with isolation. Well, I said he might have become a Nigerian Legend because he had potentials during the early years of his career. New Song: Mohbad – Ponmo Sweet ft. Naira Marley... New Song: Dice Ailes – No One #EndPoliceBrutality. Smith is due back before the court on July 24. Ethnic minorities are more likely to catch and die from Covid-19 because of where they live and work, major... ALEX BRUMMER: How terrifying the country now owes £2 TRILLION - and it's the young who will have to pay. Moment man pushed down hole in savage attack by cow in India, Will Manchester get the £60m offered? It was reported as something racist that you didn’t pursue.” Challenged, he engages: “With him it is a different situation. Everything happens for a reason. Interviews aren’t his cup of tea and when the club’s head of media, Brian Doogan, tells him how good it will be for him to be written about in The Sunday Times, Agbonlahor casts his eyes towards the heavens. Gabriel Agbonlahor’s Mother Tina Burgess abandon the young Agbonlahor at just two years old but it’s reported that the mother is now trying to make her way back into her son’s life pleading for forgiveness. Everybody’s got their opinion of him, he’s just a different character. Miss Wheeler is the mother of Agbonlahor's four-year-old son and has previously used Twitter account to talk about the father of her child. This season’s been better. Last season was tough, but I got through it. I wouldn’t say it was racist. He was a kid when Villa took a stake in his life. Agbonlahor has three countries to choose from: His birth country(UK), Father country(Nigeria), and Mother country(Scotland). Nigerians still hate the fact that Agbonlahor decided not to represent his fatherland and chose England. Personal Life. I think that I proved to him that I was serious.”. It has obviously been her loss.”, “It’s been written that you have reconciled.”, “No, that’s bull****. I showed it was her loss sort of thing. He chose to represent England and even turned down Nigeria’s approach to play for the U20 Team in 2006. He had enough problems with Samson and Mary over his schoolwork. When the selling continues, the player cuts in with a smile: “Hey, Brian,” he says, “just leave us, right? There’s been a lot of good players at the club in his time — Gary Cahill, Gareth Barry, Stiliyan Petrov and Ashley Young are the four to whom he has been closest. Agbonlahor is a young black man from working-class Birmingham playing a game that has an issue with racism. “What happened with Joey Barton and you in 2008? Gabriel Agbonlahor's mum says she always knew the Aston Villa striker would go off the rails - despite not having spoken to him for 27 years.. Agbonlahor is public enemy number one in … “Dad is a clever man, a PhD in science. “If I was a different age, say five or six, it would have been, but when you’re an infant, you’re not going to remember that. EXCLUSIVE: 'She doesn't want to talk about John Leslie. Gabriel Agbonlahor was born Gabriel Imuetiyan Agbonlahor who was born on 13 October 1986 in the United Kingdom to a Nigerian Father Samson Agbonlahor and to a Scottish mother, Tina Burgess. As Finnish PM Sanna Marin poses in a blazer with nothing... 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You do the best you can, score as many goals as you can for the team and can’t be thinking about some personal stuff.” The last bit isn’t so much an observation as a warning: don’t give me flattery. Sophie Smith allegedly used a pseudonym to send Elizabeth Wheeler a 'considerable number' of 'distressing' messages via the social networking site between November 2008 and May this year, a court has heard. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. As part of the Premier League players’ scheme to promote participation in football, Agbonlahor got to present local club Continental Star with £25,000 worth of kit to be dispersed among 25 local teams — all paid for by Villa’s first-team squad. I was quite smart in primary school but my heart wasn’t in it. One season has followed another, a good striker/winger at a mid-range Premier League club, but not yet an England regular. The ache of playing a mum on TV when I cannot have children of my own: POOKY QUESNEL opens up about BBC... We all ought to be more Queen! 'Mysterious beast' lurks under lake, 'What?' He was born in Erdington, not far from Villa Park, the fourth child of Samson and Tina. We will continue to update information on Gabriel Agbonlahor’s parents. Miss Wheeler is said to have met the England striker on a 2006 'lads' holiday’ in Greece. It was just him as a person. The 25-year-old, who is 36 weeks' pregnant, is understood to have strenuously denied the claims but has yet to enter an official plea to the charges. “I don’t think about that,” he says, disapprovingly. I used to get in trouble with my parents over bad grades but I wasn’t interested in school, wasn’t interested in getting a job and wasn’t interested in anything but football. Agbonlahor was suspended by Aston Villa after pictures emerged of him partying with laughing gas on the night the club were relegated Agbonlahor later contacted his mother and the pair reconciled. Agbonlahor is 25, the club’s longest serving player, and will soon be Villa’s all-time leading scorer in the Premier League. Villa is my local club, close to my family and friends, and if you asked a lot of players would they like to play at the club in the city they were born, many of them would take that rather than go to a bigger club.” Being the local boy confers privilege. His parents separated while he was still young and he lived with his father, without any contact with his mother, for around 20 years. They can see when you’re not playing well and they’re straight onto you.