We don’t like to be killjoys. Really, we don’t.
Premier League footballers are young men with lots of time and even more money. They’re going to do stuff, much of it fairly stupid.
So we should probably take a fairly tolerant view of footballers’ off-field antics.
If a player really wants to pretend to wipe his backside with £20 notes, get a mindblowingly inappropriate tattoo or let fireworks off in his bathroom, who’s really to say we wouldn’t do the same in that position?
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