Manchester City youngster Phil Foden and manchester United’s Mason Greenwood will not travel with their England team-mates to Denmark today (Monday) after footage emerged of the pair bringing girls back to the team hotel in Iceland.
Both Foden and Greenwood made their senior international debuts in the 1-0 win over Iceland on Saturday – but those accomplishments have now been overshadowed.
Players have been given strict guidelines to ensure Covid safety – and the images – published by Icelandic outlet DV – appears to show Foden and Greenwood disregard those protocols.
The pair’s conduct in bringing girls back has also contravened the FA’s behavioural rules for players whilst on international duty.
In the short clip, Foden and Greenwood appear to be wearing their new England training wear and the players are now in hot water with management.
Foden has a two-year-old son and a long-term girlfriend, while United star Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend back in May.
The City player started for Gareth Southgate’s side against Iceland on Saturday night, making his senior international debut, while Greenwood came off the bench to achieve the same accolade.
While the pair would have been looking ahead to England’s next fixture against Denmark in Copenhagen on Tuesday night, they will now leave Iceland under a dark cloud.
The pair were both absent from England training on Monday and it was then confirmed that they would leave the camp and travel home before the team’s second and final match.
England boss Southgate is set to face the media for a press conference on Monday afternoon, where he is likely to field questions about Foden and Greenwood’s behaviour.
In an interview with DV, one of the girls in the Snapchat video allegedly filmed in the hotel room said: “We had no idea about these [Covid-19] rules, they never said we could not take pictures.”
Another girl claimed to have notified the England stars that the pictures were in circulation with a Snapchat message, but ‘they have not opened it’.
She also claimed to have been in a relationship ‘with one of the boys for a few days’, noting: ‘The only thing I can say is that I had been talking to one of them for a few days. I’m not going to say where.’Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.