Friday, 14 March 2014
Prophet to sue for loss of reputation after he predicted Liverpool would win Premier League
A Zimbabwean prophet is ready to go to court over claims he predicted Liverpool would win the Premier League title this season.
Uebert Angel, leader of the Spirit Embassy Church, apparently told television station SuperSport in December that the gods had advised him Brendan Rodgers’ men would win the league this term.
Angel stayed quiet at the time, but with the Reds now unlikely to scoop the trophy this term he now wants to be paid substantial damages for loss of reputation.
According to reports, he is demanding £950,000 in compensation from SuperSport after they broadcasted his ‘prediction’, while some claim he may also try and claim damages from Liverpool and individuals on Twitter.
Angel says he believes people won’t take him seriously any more after saying Liverpool would win the league, with his reputation now damaged.
In a letter sent to a Harare court, his legal team explained his reasoning.
‘The plaintiff claims compensation considering his character and stature as a prophet with great following who is respected the world over by religious, social and political leaders,’ he said.
‘It’s difficult to rehabilitate completely a reputation even if it is proved in court that the statement was misguided.’
The case continues.
Credit: Metro UK