London, July 2 (ANI): Mobile texts and e-mails suggesting that England football captain Steven Gerrard had got his wife Alex Curran's 16-year-old sister pregnant, and therefore this was responsible for the team's early exit from the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, have turned out to be a hoax.
According to The Sun, the lies have been blown apart by one crucial fact - model Alex, 27, does not even have a sister.
The malicious scam blames England's poor showing on the team being torn apart by fall-out from the "affair". John Terry and other players were said to be furious "cheat" Gerrard had kept the captain's armband, while Terry lost it when he was revealed as a love rat this year.
Messages detailing the lies spread like wildfire since England's exit from the tournament on Sunday.
They claim the dressing room was so divided - with some aces backing Gerrard, 30, and others Terry, 29 - that they could not play together on the pitch.
But a source said last night: "The players can't believe such obvious absolute rubbish is being peddled so widely. There was no affair, so there could never have been a rift between the players about it. Anyone doing the slightest research can instantly see it could never be true."
"The whole story is a pack of lies without even a scintilla of truth, but it has spread so widely that some people are being taken in by it," the source added. (ANI)