Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been a regular for the Championship side Ipswich Town up until mid-March before missing from the team-sheet for the past couple of games. Recent reports are claiming that this hold off has happened after his mum left an expletive-ridden voicemail on boss Mick McCarthy’s phone.
As per the report, the 18-year old’s mother Jule Niles attempted to reach Mick McCarthy to question the manger’s decision to forbid her son from attending an England Under-19 kit launch in March. She could not reach McCarthy and, instead, is reported to have left an abusive voice-mail which prompted the manager to drop Maitland-Niles for the clash with Blackburn on March 15. The youngster hasn’t represented his loan club ever since.
Ainsley-Maitland Niles' mum sounds like the most terrifying character in world football.— Paul the Blue Alien (@Puffman180) April 8, 2016
I have to thank the mum of Ainsley Maitland Niles. I was sick of seeing him in the team and she made sure he won't ever play for us again.— Mark Beck (@MB_Ktubes) April 8, 2016
This isn’t the first time Maitland-Niles’ mother had been in news for wrong reasons. Back in April 2015, she was banned from the Arsenal training ground after she assaulted two members of the Gunners’ back-room staff, including the club negotiator Dick Law.