Everton aces unlikely to visit Gomes in hospital due to his ‘strong painkillers’

first_imgANDRE GOMES’ distraught Everton team-mates are unlikely to visit him in hospital because he will be on such a “strong dose of painkillers”.The medication Gomes will receive while being in for surgery will almost certainly mean he is not ready to see visitors, report The Athletic.3 It is unlikely that any of Gomes’ Everton team-mates will visit him in hospital todayCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Spurs’ Son Heung-min was inconsolable after the freak incidentCredit: ReutersToffees midfielder Gomes, 26, suffered a dislocated and broken right ankle after a coming together with Spurs’ Son Heung-min last night.The 78th-minute incident saw Son reduced to tears, team-mate Serge Aurier visibly distressed and Cenk Tosun trying to comfort his Goodison pal after hearing his screams.Gomes was rushed to Aintree hospital and he will have the operation to put his foot back in place today.But he will reportedly do so without the presence of his team-mates.The Athletic say it is “unlikely” any Everton stars will visit Gomes due to the strength of painkillers he will need.Instead, they have sent messages on social media wishing him a quick recovery.Fabian Delph said: “It is difficult to put into words how we feel.3 Gomes was rushed to Aintree HospitalCredit: Getty Images – Getty”Our thoughts are with Andre. He is one of our brothers. We will give him all our support.”England keeper Jordan Pickford said: “Thinking of you brother. We’re all here for you.”Hope to see you back on the pitch as soon as possible.”Lucas Digne posted on Twitter: “My brother everybody is with you. I know you are the beast and you come back stronger.”Son is said to have switched off his phone and gone straight home to his parents once the Spurs plane landed back at Stansted last night.Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Everton skipper Seamus Coleman, who suffered a similar injury in March 2017, consoled Son in their Goodison dressing room.latest football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitThe traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow for his challenge before referee Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red after seeing the damage caused by his challenge.Spurs are set to appeal Son’s red card with Pochettino slamming the “unbelievable” sending off.Dele Alli declared after the game that Son was struggling to lift his head up, but Poch has since said that the ex-Hamburg winger is now feeling better.Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to redlast_img read more

Bill seeks protection for homeless

first_imgHomeless advocates say change is needed in response to growing violence against the homeless. The number of reported homeless attacks jumped 65 percent nationwide over the past year, resulting in 122 attacks and 20 deaths in 2006, according to the coalition’s most recent study released in February. California saw 11 attacks in eight cities in 2006, but the homeless say countless incidents go undocumented. Gregory Chapman, 50, said he was attacked four or five times in downtown Sacramento last year with frozen paintballs while sleeping in his bedroll on the sidewalk at night. “You can’t really hear anything because the paintballs are really quiet,” Chapman said. “Then you hear poof, poof, poof.” Chapman said it was impossible to know who shot at him. His assailants always escape in their vehicles. “To me, that is a hate crime because they’re deliberately throwing it at homeless people,” said Sister Libby Fernandez, executive director of one of Sacramento’s homeless services center, Loaves and Fishes. Sometimes the assailants are caught and brought to justice, such as in the beating of John Jewett two winters ago. Jewett’s two attackers – one a juvenile – were convicted of attacking him with a tree branch and pipe in midtown Sacramento, scratching his cornea and splitting one nostril. Other times, a life is lost without explanation. Ken Massie, a 50-ish homeless man who camped out on the American River Parkway, was shot to death by a masked gunman back in February 2002. His name is now inscribed on a memorial wall at Loaves and Fishes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – All Neil Kesler heard was “Hey, homie” before a teenager’s fist slammed into his face. The 44-year-old homeless man and his female companion were riding their bicycles to a pizza parlor last March. Five boys trailed them as they got off a light rail train and attacked them over a catwalk. One carried a video camera. “They were videotaping it like they were doing it for a Web site,” said Crystal Hanna, the other victim. Standing a year later inside a homeless park, Hanna is still shocked that teenage boys would attack a woman simply because she has no place to call home. Hoping to remove the stigma of homelessness and curb future attacks, state Sen. Darrell Steinberg has introduced a bill to make attacking homeless people a hate crime. The bill, Senate Bill 122, would add a person’s homeless status along with disability, gender, nationality and race to criteria for hate crimes. Prosecutors could seek up to a year in jail and $5,000 in fines. “It horrifies me that this kind of behavior can occur,” said Steinberg, who said his bill “will send a message that we ought to do everything we can to tell people that this is unacceptable.” Steinberg, a Democrat, made his mark in the Assembly as the author of Proposition 63, which is now funding the expansion of state mental health services. His new bill puts California alongside a small but growing number of states considering tougher laws in response to more visible attacks on the homeless. Often conducted by young adults with no apparent motive, some of these so-called “bum fights” are taped and posted on the Web. According to the National Coalition For The Homeless, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and Texas have introduced similar legislation to make attacks on the homeless hate crimes. The proposals have been spurred by cases such as the death of 54-year-old August Felix in Florida, who was fatally beaten and kicked by four youths. Police there accused attackers of terrorizing the homeless man “for sport.” last_img read more