GYLFI Sigurðsson is the Everton player at the centre of allegations into child sex offences, Politicalite can reveal to our British readers.
The married footballer, who denies the claims, played for Iceland in the Euro2020 tournament has been suspended from Everton after he was arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.
The Premier League player, who can’t legally be named by British newspapers, was held by police last Friday before being released on bail.
Politicalite – an online news outlet hosted on servers in the United States with a parent company in the US state of Wyoming – is breaking the gagging order in the public interest – as he has already been named in the Icelandic press.
Everton has said a player had been suspended pending a police probe.
A statement from the team said: “Everton can confirm it has suspended a player pending a police investigation.”
“The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.”
A source said: “It has stunned the dressing room. Everyone’s hoping the allegations aren’t true.”
The offences have been branded “very serious” by Police with a probe led by Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team.
In a statement, the force told The Sun: “Officers arrested a man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences.
“He is on police bail pending further enquiries.”
Everton are due to fly to the US to compete in the Florida Cup against Millonaros on July 26.”
EVERTON PLAYERS WANTED ACE NAMED
EVERTON Footballers wanted their team mate arrested for alleged Child Sex Offences named, it was reported last night.
Before Politicalite exclusively revealed Gylfi Sigurðsson’s identity to our British readers, The Sun’s Stephen Moyes reported that footballers at Goodison Park wanted the arrested ace named to end gossip.
“They begged bosses to try to put an end to gossip and innuendo over their identity.” reported The Sun.
One international star told The Sun he “was furious to have five missed calls” from an accused colleague who was falsely named on social media.