Jack Wilshere is being investigated by his local council after complaints were made, with the Arsenal star infuriating his neighbours by erecting an 18-foot net around his garden, as reported by The Sun.
The injured England international is en route to a full recovery, but has so far missed the entirety of the campaign. He’s clearly been practicing in his back garden, something his neighbours aren’t happy about.
The 18-foot net apparently blocks their view, and they are looking to get it torn down.
“We presumed the netting was for his children, but Jack told us it was for his own football practice,” they said.
“He can’t be very good at scoring if he needs so much netting to stop balls flying everywhere. And why is he practising in his back garden? Isn’t that what he goes to training for?
“We believe he should have had planning permission before putting up such a huge monstrosity.”
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A complaint has been lodged, and the council are now set to investigate Wilshere and his “monstrosity”.
“If we receive a complaint our team usually take a look and give the householder advice as to whether they need planning permission,” a council spokesman said.
It doesn’t really seem like a huge deal in all honesty, but who are we to say? Sure the mesh obstructs their view ever so slightly, but it’s better than Wilshere firing balls into their garden (or windows) the entire time, isn’t it?
Obviously Wilshere is going to want to practice in his own garden, as the midfielder eats, sleeps, and breathes football. It’s ridiculous to expect otherwise, and his neighbours are probably just going to have to accept their are living next to a footballer.
He’ll have to wait and see what the council has to say about it though, and one of Wilshere’s representatives claims it’s being sorted.
“It’s a private matter and being dealt with,” he said.
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Wilshere has a history of off-field shenanigans, but this really doesn’t even count as one. Are we being ridiculous? Or are his neighbours being overly sensitive?