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Redknapp brings in alcohol ban

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has vowed to bring in an alcohol ban at the club in the wake of Ledley King's arrest at the weekend.

Defender King was arrested for an alleged assault outside a London nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Redknapp told The Sun: "I'll implement a strong rule next season that drinking is a no-no here. Footballers should not drink."

He added: "You shouldn't put diesel in a Ferrari. I know it's hard but they are earning big money, they are role models to kids.

"They should dedicate their lives to playing."

King has since apologised to Redknapp, describing the incident as "a night out with friends" which "went too far".

But the Tottenham boss added: "We wouldn't get these problems if the players weren't drinking.

"There's still too much of a drinking culture in English football but it's not as bad as it used to be.

"At Tottenham we do a lot with kids, a lot of them underprivileged.

"We have to set an example. Too much drinking goes on in this country. Too many people are not happy unless they have had a drink."

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