Connect with us

English Premier League

Premier League winner branded ‘trash bag’ by his daughter’s mother who he tried to strangle

One particular Premier League winner has been branded a ‘trash bag’ by his daughter’s mother who he once tried to strangle.

The former Leicester City player, Danny Simpson, has been called the name by Stephanie Ward – years after the shamed star was convicted of trying to throttle her.

Danny Simpson, who has a nine-year-old daughter with the former Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Leicester City defender.

The pair had a rough four-year relationship and Simpson ended up being convicted of assaulting Stephanie five years ago.

On Tuesday, the 32 year old female, who he hose to strangle, made a furious dig at the Premier League winner as reported by celebritytidings.com.

She posted via her social media account: “Choose wisely who you decide to have children with.

“Co parenting with someone who lacks values, morals and the intelligence to assist you in life decisions for your child is a special kind of hell.”

She then followed it up with another post to her 20,000 followers, saying: “Constantly torn between protecting my brand and letting the world know what a trash bag my daughter’s father is.”

The 2016 Premier League winner was convicted in 2015 of assaulting his ex-partner and was given 300 hours of community service as well as a £900 fine as part of the punishment served to him.

The report continues to explain that in a 999 call, Stephanie is heard screaming for him to get off her and a police officer walked into their home to find the defender straddling her with his hands around her neck.

Stephanie currently works as a therapist and has worked with Women’s Aid to help victims with abusive sports stars and their partners.

Information and support on domestic abuse, please contact:

Police: 999 press 55 when prompted if you can’t speak

Refuge UK-wide 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247

Welsh Women’s Aid Live Fear Free 24-hour helpline: 0808 80 10 800

Scotland National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriages 24-hour helpline: 0800 027 1234

Northern Ireland Domestic Abuse 24-hour helpline: 0808 802 1414

Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327

Online webchats and text services are also available.

Simpson became a father again earlier this year after Ex On The Beach’s Melissa Reeves gave birth to a baby girl.

She posted on Instagram at the time: “24/05/2020 My world changed forever, my baby girl arrived right on her due date, words can’t describe how in love with this little angel I am. I feel so happy and blessed.

“I was in labour for three days, then we had to opt for a C-section because it turns out she is one big baby, she’s 8lb 11!!”

Simpson is currently searching for a new club, becoming a free agent after departing Huddersfield Town after making 25 appearances in all competitions last season before finishing 18th in the Championship table.


Youth career
2003–2006 Manchester United

Senior career
2006–2010 – Manchester United – 3 games (0 goals)
2006 → Royal Antwerp (loan) – 14 games (0 goals)
2006 → Royal Antwerp (loan) – 16 games (1 goal)
2007 → Sunderland (loan) – 14 games (0 goals)
2008 → Ipswich Town (loan) – 8 games (0 goals)
2008–2009 → Blackburn Rovers (loan) – 12 games (0 goals)
2009–2010 → Newcastle United (loan) – 20 games (1 goal)
2010–2013 – Newcastle United – 103 games (0 goals)
2013–2014 – Queens Park Rangers – 37 games (0 goals)
2014–2019 – Leicester City – 113 games (0 goals)
2019–2020 – Huddersfield Town – 24 games (0 goals)


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson)

Now the Premier League winner is wanting to put the past behind him, yet his ex still hasn’t forgotten about him choosing to strangle her.

In October, Danny Simpsons gave an interview with the Telegraph on how it feels to be a free agent in football after living the highs of winning the top flight division.

“I’d be lying if I said you didn’t think about what’s going to happen every single minute of the day,” Simpson said.

“At the same time you have to control what you can control, which is staying fit and looking after your body.”

He also said a month prior the interview: “I was at Leicester for five years and have a great relationship with the club, not just with the players but all the staff.

“Even now, four years after winning the Premier League, all the lads from that team remain really close and look out for each other.

“We’re like a family and went through so much together, with the incredible high of 2016 and then the devastating low of losing Vichai [Srivaddhanaprabha] in 2018.

“We’re in a WhatsApp group and the lads are always asking ‘how you doing, Simmo? Hope you get sorted soon’.

“Leicester understand my situation and have been fantastic in letting me train with them while I look for a new club.

“There is only so much training you can do with a fitness coach and nothing can replicate training with the lads, doing football drills and getting your touch back.

“At the moment, the market is pretty slow so it’s about staying fit and waiting for the right opportunity.

“I still have the fire, hunger and desire in me to achieve more in a game that I love. I still believe I can play in the Premier League.

“There is this stigma with players over 30 but I have a lot to offer on and off the pitch.

“When I was younger, I played with lads like Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Alan Smith and Nicky Butt.

“I took a lot of advice from them and at United I listened to the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra.

“I feel that’s where I am right now. I’m still fit and believe I can play week in and week out.

“But then I also think I can help younger players in their development. I did it at Leicester and also at Huddersfield.”

Simpson, who was most recently linked with Stoke, added: “Hopefully the market starts moving and there is a right fit for me.

“If I do join a Championship club then I would like it to be with a team with aspirations to win promotion to the Premier League.

“I’ve done it three times, twice as a title winner and once via the play-offs, and I want to do it four times.

“There is no better feeling in football than achieving something with your team-mates.

“Even last season, despite how it ended, I played my part in keeping Huddersfield in the Championship and I helped the younger lads there too.

“I still want to achieve more before I retire. I just need to stay patient.”

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in English Premier League