Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool and England player, had some uplifting news this morning, when it was announced that a section of the club's supporters have decided to organise a collection to pay for the impoverished star's fine.
Liverpool revealed earlier in the day, that they had fined Gerrard two weeks' wages for dragging the Anfield name through the mud - a fine that amounts to the massive amount of more than £200,000!
Reds fans jammed the club's switchboard in their attempts to offer their captain help, and it wasn't long before some bright spark came up with the idea of Gerrard's Fine Fund.
Billy Smith, unemployed of Croxteth, told us:
"Two weeks wages - that's 200 grand! How could anyone even think about paying that kind of money on a footballer's wages?"
And another lifelong supporter, Yosser Hewson, a retired layabout, said:
"Quite how on Earth a mere footballer is supposed to pay that amount of money, I don't know! We must all dig deep in Stevie G's hour of need. People should give as much as they can afford. All donations will be gratefully accepted."