AFTV have published a statement confirming they won’t be inviting DT back to their channel, insisting they totally condemn domestic abuse.
Last week, Gov.uk reported that Liam Goodenough had had his sentence for stalking, assaulting, and kidnapping a woman tripled following a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP.
Reports suggest Liam Goodenough is more commonly known by the nickname “DT”, a regular on the AFTV YouTube channel (previously known as Arsenal Fan TV).
AFTV themselves have since spoken out to respond to the claims, confirming DT will not be allowed back on their channel.
“This morning we have been made aware of news regarding DT, who was a regular contributor on AFTV until July 2021,” the statement read.
“We are utterly appalled and disgusted by his actions and totally condemn domestic abuse, or violence of any kind.
“DT had made us aware of personal issues in his life, however we can unequivocally say that the extent of the information made public by the government today is new to us.
“DT appeared on AFTV on 1st Jan when the severity of his legal case was unbeknownst to us. The recent developments come as a complete shock to all at AFTV.
“In light of the shocking news, DT will be offered absolutely no place on the channel again.”
AFTV’s Twitter account confirmed that DT’s January appearance on the channel had been taken down, and they won’t be keeping the revenue earned from that video. It’s not clear what they will be doing with any revenue they’d already brought in from it.
A tweet uncovered by Arsenal fans has cast further doubt on the situation. Simon Goodenough, listed on the DT FC website as part of their matchday team, tweeted to AFTV in November a week after Liam Goodenough was sentenced:
“Robbie. I have tried to call you couple of time. You know Liam was sentenced last Friday. I want you help to start a fundraiser to pay for appeal. Please call me back.”
Details of the conviction
Per the Gov.uk website: “A man who stalked, assaulted and kidnapped a woman has had his sentence tripled following a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP.
“Liam Goodenough, 42, stalked his former partner as she went on a date, jealously sending the victim’s brother messages threatening suicide and demanding to know the location of the victim.
“Using a tracking feature on her phone, Goodenough drove to the hotel the victim was staying at and verbally abused her, as well as assaulting her companion. He then proceeded to photograph her in a state of undress.
“Goodenough dragged the victim out of the hotel room to his car, suggesting he had a knife and that her son was in the vehicle.
“However, when she realised that her son was not in the car she tried to escape. A bystander intervened and the victim was able to get out of the car, while Goodenough escaped.
“Goodenough was convicted of stalking involving serious alarm or distress, and kidnapping.
“On 5 November 2021, at Aylesbury Crown Court, Goodenough was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. He was also handed a restraining order for a period of 10 years.
“Following the sentencing, the Solicitor General referred Goodenough’s sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme.
“On 13 January the Court of Appeal found his original sentence to be unduly lenient and increased it to 3 years’ imprisonment.”