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Old August 16th, 2016 #41
Tony Houseman
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Default Drink, despair, bankruptcy - idol who threw away his talent: Dalian Atkinson was tipped as a future England star but never fulfilled his potential

Hailed as the next big thing at the dawn of football’s lucrative Premier League era, Dalian Atkinson appeared destined for wealth and success.

Blessed with devastating pace and brilliant control, the youngster from Shropshire was tipped as a future England star alongside another up-and-coming young striker, Alan Shearer.

But a nightmare series of injuries – combined with a reputation for being ‘lazy’ plus lurid headlines about his private life, including an alleged love child and three driving bans – meant he never fulfilled his potential.

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'I am the Messiah': Dalian Atkinson's last words to police before they shot the bankrupt ex-Premier League star five times with a Taser and killed him after he 'tried to strangle to death his FATHER, 85, at his home'

Former Premier League footballer Dalian Atkinson attempted to murder his 85-year-old father before police Tasered him to death, it has been claimed.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the 48-year-old drunkenly stumbling towards officers shouting 'I am the Messiah' before being shot 'four or five times', even when he had fallen to the floor. Witnesses accused the police of being 'trigger happy' and claimed officers waited up to 20 minutes to call an ambulance.

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