Hen­der­son, Lal­lana, went to strip club

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

ENG­LAND’S night of shame fol­low­ing the win over Scot­land was not just about Wayne Rooney. Liver­pool pair Jor­dan Hen­der­son and Adam Lal­lana are also fac­ing the wrath of the FA af­ter breach­ing the gov­ern­ing body’s code of con­duct by vis­it­ing a strip club on Satur­day, Novem­ber 5.

The Sun on Sun­day claim that the pair went to a lap-danc­ing venue, For Your Eyes Only, in Bournemouth, on Eng­land’s south coast.

Care­taker boss Gareth South­gate had given his play­ers the evening off but they were un­der or­ders to re­turn by 11am on Sun­day, Novem­ber 6 ahead of an af­ter­noon train­ing ses­sion.

Hen­der­son, who is tee­to­tal, is said to have drunk only wa­ter and both he and Lal­lana trained nor­mally and started in Tues­day’s friendly with Spain.

But their night out does noth­ing to ease the em­bar­rass­ment of the FA af­ter Rooney’s gate­crash­ing of a wed­ding party at the team ho­tel on the same evening.

Eng­land skip­per Rooney, who ig­nored the pleas of South­gate for him to re­turn to his room and car­ried on drinking, has al­ready apol­o­gised. Now Hen­der­son, his deputy who cap­tained the side against Spain, will have to do like­wise.

The FA have now banned play­ers from spend­ing the night away from the team ho­tel dur­ing in­ter­na­tional duty.

For­mer Eng­land coach Gary Neville crit­i­cised the man­ner in which the FA dealt with the af­fair on Sun­day, tweet­ing: ‘We now have a sit­u­a­tion where two good lads in Lal­lana and Hen­der­son have to be forced to make an apol­ogy. Shock­ing han­dling of this.’

He added: ‘You have to trust them (play­ers). If they are go­ing to drink they will.’

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