Stuart Downing really should have taken a bit of time away from kicking the ball around, to read the small print on contracts etc. he was signing, pushed under his nose by his greedy, money-grabbing agent.
Let this be a lesson to us all. Don't trust anyone but yourself and even then, be careful.
Downing's agent is going on trial for siphoning thousands of pounds over the years from Downing's Bank accounts.
Instead of kicking the ball, Stuart must feel like kicking his 'trusted' agent's backside and who can blame him?
The trial of Downing's agent is expected to last 3 weeks.
Here's hoping all agents will NOW be more closely scrutinized by their clients - and not only football agents.