Saturday, November 25, 2017

Former England ace Steven Gerrard blasted over ‘Del Boy’ drinking water deal

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Former England ace Steven Gerrard blasted over ‘Del Boy’ drinking water deal

STEVEN Gerrard has been mocked over health claims made by a trendy bottled water he keeps plugging.

The former England and Liverpool ace, 37,  has been helping to tout Angel Revive Alkaline water, marketed as less acidic than from a tap.

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard, 37, has been helping to tout Angel Revive Alkaline water – despite no proof it’s of any benefit

The firm behind the new mineral drink claims its pH level “may assist in respect of stomach complaints”.

But on its website it admits there is no proof. Last night constant plugs on Instagram by ex-Kop idol Gerrard left users of the site complaining.

Leon Pisani said: “What a load of b*******.” Alex Howard wrote: “Some fantastic bull**** here Stevie, love it.”

Others on the site pointed out ordinary water can have similar pH levels anyway. Beryl McGee wrote: “Can’t believe you are advertising water in a plastic bottle. What’s wrong with tap water?”

Critics compared Gerrards behaviour to the  Only Fools And Horses episode where Del Boy flogs bottled tap waterCritics compared Gerrards behaviour to the  Only Fools And Horses episode where Del Boy flogs bottled tap water

Another scoffed: “Once a legend now promoting any old c**p.

“Water this week cement last week. What’s next?”

The mineral water comes from a Lancashire spring.

It is only sold via the web in packs of 24 bottles.

Gerrard playing for EnglandGerrard playing for EnglandPA:Press Association

No price is given. Would-be buyers have to inquire.

Critics compared it to the  Only Fools And Horses episode where Del Boy flogs bottled tap water.

 

Steven and wife, Alex, cooling down without the help of Angel Revive AlkalineSteven and wife, Alex, cooling down without the help of Angel Revive Alkaline

Sun doctor Carol Cooper confirmed the new brand was likely to be “expensive and pointless”.

The European Food Standards Agency, which has to approve marketing claims, said it had not been contacted.

The company and Gerrard did not respond to requests for comments.

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