Sometimes the behaviour of one or two footballers whilst in public gives the entire the sport a bad name.
Unfortunately, that was the case once against during day one of the Cheltenham Festival with some disgusting acts on show.
That's because MK Don’s midfielder Samir Carruthers appears to have been caught urinating into a pint glass on a balcony of a VIP box.
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The box is clearly visible for the thousands of race goers underneath them.
But Northampton Town’s James Collins went one further than Carruthers, doing the same before pouring the contents of the glass over the side in a vile act.
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Carruthers and Collins were joined by Bristol City’s Luke Ayling, Brighton’s Jake Forster-Caskey - who is on loan at Northampton - and Leicester goalkeeper Ben Hamer.
Carruthers’ club MK Dons have confirmed they will investigate the incident after seeing pictures of the terrible behaviour.
A Dons spokesman said: “The club is aware of pictures circulating in the national media of one of its players at the Cheltenham Festival. The club has commenced an internal investigation into the matter.”
Maybe the midfielder should have more important things to concentrate on like trying to save the Dons from relegation in the Championship.
The side are currently one point clear of the drop zone with just nine matches remaining.
Carruthers graduated through Aston Villa’s academy and made his first-team debut in 2012. However, the 22-year-old managed just three appearances for the Villains before making the loan move to MK Dons.
After impressing on loan during the 2013/14 season, he made the switch permanent in August 2014.
Collins also progressed through the Villa Park academy with Carruthers, but failed to make an appearance for the first-team and was released in 2012.
He’s since turned out for Swindon, Hibernian and Shrewsbury - where he has been loaned out Northampton.
Whilst not on the scale of some of the recent trouble footballers have got themselves in recently, these players - although playing in the football league - are still role models for children across the country.
Members of the public will see this grim images and paint the whole sport with a brush - whether that be players, fans or the media.
It was the first day of the four-day festival in the Cotswolds - an occasion that many footballers embark to gamble away their ridiculous wages.
The footballers were joined by celebrities in Prestbury Park that were no doubt better behaved such as Zara Phillips and her husband - former England rugby star Mike Tindall.
Ex-professional footballer Jamie Redknapp was also in attendance alongside A League of their Own panelist Jack Whitehall.
They would have all seen Ruby Walsh ride Annie Power to glory in the Champion Hurdle - the day’s biggest race.
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