Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana will not face any action from the FA for visiting a London strip club following England’s victory against Scotland during the international break, report the BBC.
The pair both excelled against the Auld Enemy, helping England to a 3-0 win at Wembley and went out celebrating afterwards, aware that England’s next fixture (against Spain) was a friendly.
According to the report, the FA have accepted that neither Henderson or Lallana broke FA rules, which are only guidelines in regards to ‘nights out’ and that they didn’t disobey manager Gareth Southgate’s instructions either.
Wayne Rooney was slaughtered in the press for being pictured drunk in the hotel as well, and in truth, we think none of the players have anything to answer for.
They’re grown adults having fun during their time off. They’re not breaking the law, they’re not doing anything anyone else their age isn’t doing every week. Players need to let off steam considering the pressure they’re under from their clubs, countries, fans and the ruthless, brutal media.
Jurgen Klopp summed it up best the other day (via BBC Sport).
“There are human beings behind these kids… This generation is the most professional group of footballers we’ve ever had… All the legends you love and all the guys you still admire – they drank like devils, they smoked like crazy and they were still good players!”
Exactly. Besides, Henderson and Lallana were England’s best over the international break anyway. Absolute non-event.