Ian Wright has personally messaged Jack Grealish after he was caught not only breaking lockdown protocol, but attempting to drive whilst in an unfit state.
The Aston Villa is touted for an £80 Million move to Manchester United this summer, whilst Arsenal have also been linked to his signature, but his latest escapade may well be a deterrent to potential suitors.
Professional players have an example to set, especially those most highly sought of, and we can only hope that his latest escapade will not encourage others to break the rules amidst the current pandemic.
Ian Wright has now come out to express his anger at the situation, and revealed that he has messaged Jack personally about it.
“I am gutted because people could have been hurt, that is the thing,” he said.
“People do not realise, not just with what is going on, but people could have been hurt and I hope that he is sitting somewhere now realising the enormity of the mistake he has made – that is all I am hoping.
“I have messaged him so he knows how I feel. I am very, very angry about it.
“He came up from the Championship with the weight of Aston Villa and all their expectations on him, and let’s face it, with the way that he has played this season, he has answered everything to carry that club.
“People think as a professional footballer you make a mistake, but no, the reason you are a professional footballer is that you have to lead by example.
“He is linked with a massive club in Manchester United, so you think to yourself that you have to act accordingly. It doesn’t matter if you are 24, you have to act accordingly and I hope that this isn’t something that is going to cause him a lot of problems. I really do hope that.”
Will United have to reconsider their stance on his proposed transfer? Will the player’s value drop after the latest fiasco?