Football: FA to investigate Sheringham's 'night out'
Friday 05 June 1998
Reports last night suggested Sheringham had been photographed enjoying a night out in the last couple of days. If true, Sheringham would be in in breach of Hoddle's directive.
After Hoddle axed Paul Gascoigne for a lack of fitness, there will be pressure on the FA for punitive action against the player if the breach is proved. However, an FA spokesman said last night: "We want to establish the facts before we can comment."
Hoddle is likely to be highly displeased with Sheringham, a senior member of his squad. Hoddle laid down the law after Gascoigne was caught out on the town with Rod Stewart, Chris Evans and Danny Baker three weeks ago, and then spotted eating a kebab in Soho in the early hours.
When asked to comment on Gascoigne's actions, Hoddle made it clear such behaviour was unacceptable. He stressed then: "When the players come back from La Manga, they will still be on England duty. The three days they are at home is time to be with families and friends, not to be out drinking."
If Sheringham is unable to convince Hoddle the pictures and reports have been taken out of context, it will leave the coach with a huge dilemma. Sheringham is a key part of Hoddle's plans but if it is proved he disobeyed the instructions, the England coach will come under pressure to release the player from his squad.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news: Atletico Madrid closing in on Santi Cazorla - reports
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger set to cancel moves for Sami Khedira and Morgan Schneiderlin in favour of Jack Wilshere - reports
Arturo Vidal: Manchester United bid £39m for Juventus midfielder
Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho wants both Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech to stay at Stamford Bridge
Malaysian cyclist could face disciplinary action after 'Save Gaza' gloves protest
- 1 Malaysian cyclist could face disciplinary action after 'Save Gaza' gloves protest
- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 McDonald’s removes chicken nuggets from the menu in Hong Kong amid major food scare
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
£600 - £650 per day: Orgtel: Conduct Risk Liaison Manager - Banking - London -...
Highly Attractive Package: Austen Lloyd: CITY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - GLOBAL...
£65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits: Progressive Recruitment: The client is a...
£40000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A well-established software house ba...