English Keeper Commits Suicide, Fiance Cheats With Terry


A professional goalkeeper has hanged himself after his fiancée had an affair with  the brother of love-rat England soccer ace, John Terry.

Dale Roberts, 24, was found dead at his £150,000 flat on Tuesday. He had been due to  play for Rushden & Diamonds in an FA Cup Trophy replay against his old club Eastwood  Town but failed to turn up for the match.

His fiancée, Lindsey Cowan, 25, raised the alarm after getting home from work and  discovering the door to their flat had been locked from inside. Cops were called and  Dale was found dead.

The Sun reports that he had been left reeling in May when it was revealed Lindsey  had an affair with his team-mate, Paul Terry.

Midfielder Paul, 31, is brother of Chelsea captain, John, 30, whose alleged fling  with Vanessa Perroncel, 34 – girlfriend of his former team-mate, Wayne Bridge, was  reported in January.

Lindsey went to live with her parents for a while but at the end of the summer she  moved back into Dale’s flat in Higham Ferrers, Northants – near his Blue Square  Premiership club’s ground.

He told pals that despite her cheating he wanted to “give it another go.” But an  insider said last night Dale could not endure being known as “another Wayne Bridge.”

The source said: “He was embarrassed and was on anti-depressant tablets. “He felt  he’d lost everything and Lindsey made him look like a fool.”

Divorced dad-of-two, Paul, whose marriage to Sarah was attended by John, left the  club and now plays for Conference League side, Darlington.

The source said Dale cheered up after Lindsey came back to him, adding: “He did seem  a bit more like his old self – chirpy and jokey. But he wasn’t getting a game.

About three weeks ago, he phoned the manager and told him he wanted to quit and move  to a club near his family in Co Durham.

“The manager persuaded Dale to stay. “Dale was chuffed when the gaffer told him he  was playing on Tuesday. But he didn’t turn up for the bus.”

Last night, distraught Lindsey described Dale as “my childhood sweetheart and the  love of my life.”

She added: “I will never get over his death.” England and Manchester City star, Adam  Johnson, who was at school with Dale, said: “I’m devastated. He was a good friend.”

City are away to Juventus tonight in the Europa League and Adam said: “I’m going to  play in honour of Dale and dedicate my performance and, hopefully, a victory to his  memory.”

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