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Fan Reaction to Derby County Statement: No hiding place for shamed players.

In a time when being a professional footballer comes with massive responsibility and an obligatory way of behaving that should be an example to all supporters, especially the younger generation. Unfortunately, an incident on Tuesday evening has gone against everything that it means to be a footballer in this day and age.

In years gone by, a good night out with plenty of drinks would have been ‘the norm’ as a successful footballer, indeed it would have been impossible to control them, but these days, with so much scrutiny applied to any high profile player, it is expected that each player behaves in a certain, professional manor.

, Fan Reaction to Derby County Statement: No hiding place for shamed players.
Richard Keogh (6) of Derby County celebrates in front of the Derby fans at full time after a 2-0 win over Bristol City during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Derby County at Ashton Gate, Bristol, England on 27 April 2019.

On Tuesday evening it was reported that two Derby County first team players, Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett were involved in a drink driving incident following a team bonding session, risking injury to themselves along with any other road goers.

However, today Derby County have released a statement condemning the two players for their actions and also naming and shaming captain Richard Keogh of being part of the incident and gaining a knee injury that will end his season.

Here is that statement and some opposing fan reaction, especially from Leeds fans after Bennett had made a point of mocking the whites for their FIFA Fair Play award victory on Twitter just hours earlier.

In all seriousness, Derby are taking a strong stance against three first team players, players that may have just ruined their chances of achieving any success this season.

But the underlying issue here is three players that believed themselves above the rules of a club and could have killed themselves or others with their selfish behaviour.

Will the EFL step in and make more of an example???

 

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