Drunken Jack Grealish causes more concern with paralytic pictures

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Jack Grealish is facing another run in with Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood after being photographed lying in a drunken state of unconsciousness.

After being comprehensively beaten by Arsenal in last month's FA Cup final, Aston Villa midfielder Grealish was pictured looking somewhat worse for wear, sprawled out on his back in the middle of a road whilst on holiday in Tenerife.

Clearly making sure that the events of that fateful day at Wembley were well and truly erased from his conscious memory, it is safe to say that the 19-year-old has most definitely been enjoying himself during the post-season break.

Surrounded by packets of cigarettes, Grealish's latest off-field indecency was captured by a reveller and posted to social media site Twitter.

It will be a cause for concern for Aston Villa officials and Sherwood, who will undoubtedly expect more from their teenage prodigy.

History of unprofessional behaviour

Grealish, of course, has already been warned about his conduct by Sherwood as the midfielder has built up a history of unprofessional behaviour, despite only rising to prominence last season. 

Having been reminded of his duties to act as a role model when The Sun published pictures of him allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide last season, this latest incident will once again cause Sherwood to intervene.


Aston Villa have already acted by releasing a statement, saying: "The club is aware of the photographs of Jack Grealish currently circulating. We will be meeting with the player but any action will remain an internal matter. There will be no further comment from the club."

Clearly keen to avoid any unwanted attention being brought onto the club, Villa's quick response signals that even as Grealish's profile within the game continues to grow, any occurrences of this sort will not be tolerated without punishment.

International repercussions? 

Currently in the middle of an international tug of war between England and Republic of Ireland as to who Grealish should choose to represent, this incident will no doubt be brought to the attention of respective managers, Roy Hodgson and Martin O'Neill.

Following an impressive breakthrough season in which Grealish helped steer Villa clear of relegation and into the FA Cup final, his talents have already alerted the attention of both men.

Although still early in his development a change of character will be required from the 19-year-old should he find himself in the fortunate position of being selected at international level.

With such occurrences already attracting widespread media attention, were Grealish to display this behaviour on a repeated basis, he may well find both Hodgson and O'Neill bringing about an abrupt end to his international hopes.

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Martin O’Neill
Aston Villa

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