Danny Simpson was one of the players who helped Newcastle United to a surprise fifth position in 2011/12.
However, ‘surprise’ doesn’t quite cover this season when Danny Simpson and other unfancied players helped Leicester City to a spectacular title win.
Despite the great times on the pitch this season though, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for Simpson.
A year ago the former Newcastle defender was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and punished with a community service order.
Due to press intrusion though, after journalists found out where Danny Simpson was carrying out the unpaid work, his solicitor has successfully argued that the unpaid work punishment had become impossible to complete.
However, the law of unforeseen circumstances has come into play….
The judge replaced the unpaid work element with a curfew instead and Danny Simpson must wear an electronic tag and stay indoors at his Salford home between 10pm and 6am for the next 21 days.
The player’s lawyer argued that the curfew would interfere with his ‘football commitments’ and asked if he could pay a fine instead, the Judge refusing as she said it would be meaningless compared to his earnings.
So now Danny Simpson faces missing out on much of the end of season celebrations, such as victory parades and functions, plus Simpson says he was expecting to fly out to Thailand with Leicester City’s owners on Tuesday.