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21st Jun 2023

Richard Keys calls out Jack Grealish over treble celebrations

Callum Boyle

Jack Grealish

“Celebrate by all means – responsibly.”

Richard Keys has told Jack Grealish there is “nothing funny about alcohol abuse” following the Man City player’s admission that he was hungover at England training last week.

After winning the Champions League earlier this month to secure the treble, Grealish and his Man City teammates went on a three-day party, culminating in an open-top bus parade through Manchester.

Grealish in particular grabbed most of the attention on social media for his antics, and incredible stamina throughout the celebrations.

And the 27-year-old admitted that when he turned up for England duty just a couple of days after the celebrations finally came to an end, he was hungover at training, but not drunk.

Whilst most have watched on and seen a player celebrating the end of an incredible season for both him and his team, it seems like Keys was not impressed with his antics.

In a tweet, Keys said: “Hilarious. What a lad. The trouble is Jack that there’s nothing funny about alcohol abuse. Celebrate by all means – responsibly. It didn’t work out too well for Gazza did it? Our last ‘lad’.”

Grealish has since defended his celebrations following Man City’s treble win. The England star was asked if he regretted how he behaved, and he told talkSport:

“Not really. I’d done something that comes around once in a lifetime.

‘The last time it was done (the Treble)… I don’t know when Man United did it (1999), but it hasn’t been done for ages.

“So why not celebrate like that? Everyone was with me. I wasn’t on my own, going out with my friends. I was with the whole team.

“We enjoyed ourselves on the Saturday, Sunday, Monday. I had the best weekend of my life. I’d just won the Champions League and I was so emotional after it.

“I was probably on the biggest emotional high I’ve ever been on.”

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