Former Manchester United and England right-back Gary Neville has accused the Football Association (FA) for double standards. This was after English football’s parent body pondered over the punishment of Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson. The duo allegedly visited a strip club on international duty.
“Am I missing something here!! Rooney was forced to apologize… why not the other players. Rooney should be fuming!! Double standards.” Neville tweeted on Twitter, as reported by Mirror.
Lallana and Henderson are in the center of controversy after the Liverpool pair visited a lap-dancing venue in Bournemouth, on November 5, 2016. This is considered as a break of the FA’s strict code of conduct for players on international duty, according to Mail Online.
Last week, photographs published in The Sun showed Rooney drunk at a wedding party. He was seen posing with guests, which also included a woman wearing his England training jersey.
The 31-year-old later apologized for his behavior at the team hotel. However, Lallana and Henderson were only reminded of their responsibilities without any further action.
The former England international Neville had previously tweeted to vent his frustration over the controversies surrounding the national team.
Lallana and Henderson visited Bournemouth’s For Your Eyes Only club
No images were leaked of the incident involving Henderson and Lallana. But, there were several eyewitnesses at the For Your Eyes Only Club who confirmed of their surprise when they saw the players.
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“They were having a good time as they watched the girls dance on the podium. Everyone there knew they were due to be playing Spain so it was shocking to see them.” A club guest said to The Sun.
Both the players arrived at the club at 11 pm and left at 1 am. They made a 220-mile round trip from the England team hotel.
England’s next international won’t be until March, next year. The three lions will take on Germany in a friendly.
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