On Wednesday the Mail reported that Aston Villa’s star player Jack Grealish was involved in a late-night party at a Birmingham hotel where nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which is inhaled through balloons, was found in his room.
This is the latest in a number of reports of Grealish off-field incidents and his behavior is less than what you would call professional for the 21 year-old.
Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo seems really frustrated at the youngster’s behavior off the field and it could be that he is suspended for tomorrow’s home game with Newcastle at Villa Park.
Jack Grealish – another misdemeanor for the 21 year-old
The Telegraph is reporting the manager is considering whether to suspend him for the game and also give him a fine – thought to be around £42K, which is said to be about two weeks wages so Jack gets around £1M a year from Villa at just 21 years of age.
Grealish was warned by Villa in the summer because of his behavior away from the club, when he was pictured drunk on holiday in Tenerife, before he went out partying after a 4-0 defeat to Everton.
This is what Roberto Di Matteo has said about Jack’s latest misdemeanor:
“Unfortunately it has happened again. We expect our players to behave in a professional manner at all times, so it is something that we don’t tolerate.”
“It’s important that he understands what he has, and he needs to grow up very quickly.” “First it’s a feeling of disappointment. We instantly started an investigation which is still ongoing.”
“Once it’s finished and we have all the facts then we will take disciplinary action.”
It could be that Villa don’t finish their investigation of the incident until after the Newcastle game and therefore any suspension will take place after the game with us tomorrow afternoon.
We suppose that’s always a possibility too.