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Looks like he may be in hot water again with Tim Sherwood after he was posted around Twitter lay unconsciously pissed on the floor with a packet of fags next to him. Bit harsh to give him a roasting, he is after all human. However, pro footballers these days are looked up to by kids so you can see why it's an image the club won't want stuck to him.

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Club Statement.

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~4794710,00.html
 

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He's only young but as you say he is a professional footballer and, aside from being a role model of sorts, situations like this hardly show a professional attitude towards fitness etc. The season is over and he is entitled to go and let his hair (which is awful by the way) down but it seems he went a bit too far this time.

A stern word from Sherwood should suffice.
 
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Imagine if a club released a statement every time one of their young players got drunk. There's tonnes of footballers out in Marbs, Ibiza, Vegas etc... right now doing stupid stuff - probably shagging all sorts, puffing stuff they shouldn't, getting wankered. I find it fairly bizarre that Villa have acted like it's something that needs addressing.

No harm done anyway. They won't punish him or anything and he'll learn from it I guess.
 

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I mean passing out on the side of a foreign road is pretty dangerous and someone should probably have a quiet word, you know, as he's a high profile guy now. Probably needs to re-assess his mates as well, absolutely no need to tweet it.

But if people are judging a young lad for going on holiday with his mates, getting pissed and making a couple of mistakes then they probably need to take a look at themselves first.

Non-story.
 
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There's a picture of him lying bladdered in the middle of the road. I think it's more in regards to if some random guy is speeding down that road and runs him down (and ruins his ridiculous hair), then Aston Villa as a business have lost a lot of money and a member of their staff due to a drunken holiday.

I don't think anybody begrudges Grealish and his mop a good drink after a hard ( :animatedf: ) season, but maybe just be sensible and have people around you who are going to make sure you don't get into a situation where Juan the local Tenerife taxi man is scrapping your mushroom hair off his tyre
 

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It's always blown up by the media when it's a Premier League footballer involved. As Raven points out, he won't be the first and he won't be the last.

If it was the night before a game, then I could understand the outcry. But it wasn't. So I don't.
 
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Whoopdeedoo, it's the end of the season, he's entitled to do as he pleases imo. Bit silly, but he's 19 ffs. The only thing I see coming of this is that Tim will have a quiet word and basically make it clear not to be seen doing it again. As long as it isn't during the season and isn't a detriment to the club, I couldn't give a shite. And to be honest, that's all I've seen off people who have seen this. :lol:
 

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i don't think anyone's saying a disgrace. if a picture was circulating the web of me laying on the floor passed out after drinking too much, i'm pretty sure i'd get a reprimand from my manager too. i think that's true for most industries.
 

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I'll be in Tenerife in 4 weeks on Thursday.....I hope to be in the same state as he was. LAD.

Seriously though, he probably shouldn't have been lying on the street but the stupid bird who tweeted (see what i did there) it probably shouldn't have posted it knowing the consequences. Someone just needs to have a good word in his ear and tell him to play for Ireland.
 

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if a picture was circulating the web of me laying on the floor passed out after drinking too much, i'm pretty sure i'd get a reprimand from my manager too. i think that's true for most industries.
And I'd tell him to fuck off and mind his own business, what I do on my own time is nothing to do with him.

Grealish will have certain fitness standards he will have to meet when he reports back for pre-season, as long as he meets them he can do what he likes, as long as it's legal, on holiday as far as I'm concerned.
 

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I'm sure the club and the manager couldn't care less about him getting shit-faced on holiday, it'll be the fact that it's public that'll piss them off. He was already warned about trusting the wrong people. He'll have to wise up if he wants a call-up for the San Marino game.
 

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I'll be in Tenerife in 4 weeks on Thursday.....I hope to be in the same state as he was. LAD.

Seriously though, he probably shouldn't have been lying on the street but the stupid bird who tweeted (see what i did there) it probably shouldn't have posted it knowing the consequences. Someone just needs to have a good word in his ear and tell him to play for Ireland.
Only consequence she'd have been arsed about was how much she might be able to sell the picture to the tabloids for.

Silly thing for him to do, but then getting so bladdered that you pass out by the side of the road is a silly thing for anyone to do. And it was a silly thing to do when I was doing it at 19, too! Be more worried about where his mates were. You don't leave a man behind!
 

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