Richard Ashcroft says the suspicious ‘sachet’ falling out of his sock on Soccer AM is a “doctored” image

The Verve frontman was a guest on the show last month

Richard Ashcroft claims that the ‘sachet’ seen falling out of his sock during his appearance on Soccer AM is a “doctored” image.

The Verve frontman was a guest on the show last month when viewers spotted what looked like a sachet appearing to fall out of his sock. He quickly swooped down to pick it up. A number of viewers soon shared footage on Twitter, suggesting that it was a small bag of drugs.

You can see the alleged incident in the video below.


He’s now said that the person who “doctored” an image during his appearance on the Sky Sports Saturday morning show will “regret doing that”.

Speaking to LADBible, Ashcroft said, “I don’t know how many national publications printed a picture that someone had sent in from online.

“It’s strange when you have been in the game this long that this idea would take place. But to see the effects of a doctored photograph by an individual, who we don’t know who it is.

“But believe you me, you are going to regret doing that, whoever you are,” he added.


Earlier this month (Oct 5), Ashcroft released a new song ‘Hey Colombo’ which was seemingly a response to the Soccer AM accusations.

“Ever get stitched up, matched up, crucified before you open your eyes?” he sings, later adding “did you ever have your baby patted down? Strip searched? Are you the fucking clown?”

Meanwhile, Ashcroft is gearing up to play a string of shows later this week, before a run of dates in Spring 2019. His full tour dates are below and tickets are available here.

Friday October 26 2018 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Sunday October 28 2018 – MIDDLESBROUGH Middlesbrough Town Hall
Monday October 29 2018 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wednesday October 31 2018 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Friday November 2 2018 – LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
Friday April 19 2019 – PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Saturday April 20 2019 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Monday April 22 2019 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Tuesday April 23 2019 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Thursday April 25 2019 – HULL Bonus Arena
Saturday April 27 2019 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Wednesday May 1 2019 – DONCASTER Doncaster Dome
Thursday May 2 2019 – LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Friday May 3 2019 – LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Saturday May 4 2019 – LONDON Olympia