15 professional footballers have been fined by their clubs after all attending a house party at the home of a Leicester City Women striker last weekend.
The group included 10 players from Leicester’s women’s team, as well as two from Birmingham City Women and three members of Leicester’s Under-23 men’s squad.
The party was held at the home of Leicester’s top scorer, Natasha Flint. However, a source close to Flint told Telegraph Sport that, while the gathering took place at her house, she had not invited everybody and most of the attendees had turned up while she was out of the house.
Leicester are understood to have fined all of their players involved, while Birmingham have also fined their duo and suspended them.
The party took place after it was confirmed on Saturday, February 13th that Leicester Women’s league trip to Durham on the following day had been postponed.
A Leicester City spokesman said: “The club was extremely disappointed to learn of this breach, which had the potential to undermine the extensive work of club staff to provide our professional teams with safe environments in which to train and play.
“Moreover, such behaviour undermines the national effort in which our communities continue to play their part, making daily personal sacrifices to control the spread of the virus. It is in this context that we set high behavioural standards for our personnel which, in this instance, have not been met. Our response to the matter will be concluded internally.”