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Steven Gerrard was turned down by the Southport golf club.

Steven Gerrard snubbed by golf club for fear of bringing 'shame' to their name

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Steven Gerrard has had a membership rejected by a golf club in Southport for fear he would bring ‘shame' to their prestigious name, according to The Sun.

The former England captain had been recommended by Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen, who are both members, but the Hillside Golf Club rejected his application due to his off the pitch behaviour.

Gerrard contacted the £150-per-game golf club back in 2013 but was caught up in a street scuffle two months afterwards.

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A source of The Sun said: “They’re worried he’ll damage the club’s reputation. Apparently they viewed the footage and decided he couldn’t play.”

It is reported that this is the first time Dalglish has recommended someone to be a member and the source said that the Scot is furious with the club’s decision.

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“Kenny was fuming after Steve was blackballed. Nobody expected he’d be rejected,” the source added.

Misdemeanours

Despite being cleared of any charges against him, it appears the Hillside golf club haven’t forgotten the bust-up as their membership committee made the decision last week to turn down the 35-year-old’s application.

Previous misdemeanours Gerrard has been involved in include being charged with assault and affray when he was alleged of hitting a DJ in 2008. Incidentally this occurred on a night out in Southport but Gerrard, again, was cleared by a jury.

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Steven Gerrard
Premier League
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