Just five days ago, Harry Redknapp reportedly told his Queens Park Rangers players that their Christmas party was cancelled. If history has taught us anything, it's that footballer Christmas parties are a thoroughly bad idea. Here are some from the festive annals of time that didn't end well One of the most infamous footballer Xmas parties was thrown by Rio Ferdinand on behalf of Manchester United's players in
IT'S that time of the year again when footballers across the nation over-celebrate Christmas in the only way they know how. But one team that won't be participating in the festivities are Newcastle United, who for the second year in a row, cancelled their party. Captain Jamaal Lascelles and Co. So, thankfully, they will avoid the inevitable humiliation, violence or quite possibly both, that this lot couldn't Joey Barton may be the very model of a decent human being these days, but one of the most notorious incidents in his controversial playing career came at the Lucid nightclub on December 21,
In Pictures: When footballers' Christmas parties go wrong
Search Search. Menu Sections. As Carragher 'cavorted' with her according to reports in the News of the World , Michael Owen went to stand in the corner while an aghast Paul Ince then team captain was said to have seized the microphone and ordered Carragher to "put her down". So in , they headed for Newcastle, where an incident upon leaving the jovial surroundings of Buffalo Joe's Bar delivered Lennon pictured and three team-mates to the confines of the Gateshead constabulary.
The explosive realities of crossing Glasgow Celtic footballers with a Christmas night out were demonstrated for the second year running yesterday when three of the team's players spent the night under arrest in custody. Last year's club bash, at the Sizzlers steakhouse in Glasgow, rendered the team's Northern Ireland striker Neil Lennon prostrate on a pavement after he smashed his head on a kerb. This year's celebrations, held in Newcastle upon Tyne in an attempt to avoid attention, delivered Lennon and three team-mates to the confines of the nearby Gateshead constabulary. The players were leaving Buffalo Joe's, a bar on the Gateshead bank of the river Tyne that features bikini-clad waitresses, when a fracas occurred.