Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has issued a public apology after footage emerged of the youngster inhaling laughing gas.
The footage, released by The Sun, reveals Greenwood filling a balloon with nitrous oxide before inhaling the gas. But the incident is reported to have happened at a Manchester apartment a few weeks ago.
The story comes out just a week after Greenwood and Phil Foden were sent home from the England national team after breaking coronavirus protocol rules while away on international duty.
Foden and Greenwood invited local Icelandic ladies back to the team hotel in Reykjavik.
And through a public apology, Greenwood conceded that he must learn from this mistake and urge others not to follow in his example.
In a statement, Greenwood said: “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 judgement 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.”