The March international break is over and players will start to return to their respective clubs to prepare for the continuation and end of the 2022-2023 season that is underway. And if everyone is focused on the return of internationals to their clubs, in England, there are more urgent things that attract everyone’s attention.
The world of soccer had directed its attention for several days on the qualifiers for Euro 2024, the CAN and other international competitions. But now, the March break seems to be an old memory, since it is already relegated to the second rank and the players will already begin to prepare the next championship games with their respective clubs.
And if in England, the championship always seduces by its quality and its players, these last ones also know how to seduce outside the lawns. Since a Manchester United player would have used a drug known in England as hippy crack, an anaesthetic gas popular with British youth who inhale it to get a short-lived euphoria.
And it is the Manchester United player Brandon Williams was “caught” snorting laughing gas in a car with a friend. Although the use of this drug is legal in England, the scandal could lead to the sudden departure of Williams from the team. Although “hippy crack” is legal in England, the British government has long sought to ban its use because of its side effects.
And after The Sun published the captured images of the young man, in England, critics were quick to point out: “It’s irresponsible given that he is a public figure, that he is supposed to be a role model for young and future footballers,” they told the English media. Moreover, the scandal could have consequences for the defender’s immediate future at Manchester United, and the controversy generated by the controversy could keep him away from the team for good.