A viral video of Manchester United player, Mason Greenwood inhaling nitrous oxide at a party weeks before he was sent home from Iceland while on England duty, sparks reactions on social media.
Pictures posted by the Sun show the 18-year-old filling a balloon with nitrous oxide from a canister before appearing to inhale to substance.
A source for the Sun suggested Greenwood inhaled the gas in a Manchester apartment, with the video uploaded by the girl he partied with on Snapchat.
While responding to the video, Greenwood said in a statement issued through United: “I have now been made aware of the health risks associated with this practice – and accept that even trying it, as shown in these historical pictures, was poor judgment on my part.
“I strongly urge others not to follow my example.
“As an 18-year-old I am learning all the time. However this week I’ve also learned that I will be judged to a higher standard because of my career, and I must respect that in future.
“I am determined to repay the faith shown in me by my manager and coaches.”
Greenwood was recently sent home from international duty alongside Manchester City’s Phil Foden following England’s win over Iceland, in which the pair made their debuts. They were also in a controversy of breaking strict COVID-19 protocols to invite Icelandic girls back to their hotel after making their senior Three Lions debuts.