Captain Richard Keogh and a number of his Derby County teammates will be subjected to a rigorous internal investigation after they were involved in a car crash.
The Ireland national and his friends had been out drinking on a Tuesday night. Instead of finding a driver, the group decided to drive leading to the collision that took place shortly before midnight.
Derbyshire Police charged both Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett with drink driving. Keogh who was a passenger sustained a serious knee injury that will see him off the pitch until the season ends.
In a statement, Derby County shared their disapproval of the group’s behavior. The players went out to drink and did not come back early yet it was Tuesday night.
Apart from staying out on their drinking spree, the players had purposely ignored hailing for cars laid out by the team for such occasions. Their poor judgment cost the team one injury, two police charges and of course, the team’s reputation.
The team shared that it will not condone its members’ behavior and thus will launch a rigorous internal investigation against the players involved in the incident.
The players will also be penalized heavily for their actions. Once the players have been duly punished, the team will rehabilitate them back into the team.
Derby County management has been struggling this season with only one win in the eight matches played. The team is at the 18th position out of the 24 teams competing for the championship. On Saturday, Derby County will face Birmingham so stay tuned for the game.