Previous
Everton
Crystal Palace
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Real Betis
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Augsburg
6:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Guingamp
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
PEC Zwolle
ADO Den Haag
6:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
New York City FC
12:00 AM UTC Oct 1, 2016
Game Details
Tijuana
Atlas
2:00 AM UTC Oct 1, 2016
Game Details
Next

Keane is not for sale - Dyche

Transfers
Read
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Smalling apologises for costume

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has issued an apology after he was pictured dressed in a suicide bomber costume.

Chris Smalling wore the costume at a Christmas party at his house.
Chris Smalling wore the costume at a Christmas party at his house.

Okwonga: Four suggestions for Utd fans
Brewin: Fergie spectre looms large
Premier Fantasy: Play our new game

The front page of The Sun on Thursday shows the England international, 24, dressed as a “Jaegerbomber” -- a pun based on the drink as his outfit combined a military-style vest accompanied by two bottles of Jaegermeister.

The newspaper quoted a United insider as saying: “Some people at the club will be absolutely appalled by this. I am shocked and disgusted by his behaviour.”

The player’s management company, the Wasserman Media Group, said the decision to wear the costume had been “ill-thought out and insensitive.”

The statement read: “Chris and his girlfriend hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas and their belated birthdays with close friends in the assumed privacy of his own home.

“He dressed in a costume consisting of empty bottles of Jaegermeister and cans of Red Bull strapped to his chest in an attempted comedy play on the popular 'Jaegerbomb' drink.

“Although he fully accepts in hindsight it was an ill-thought out and insensitive decision, absolutely no harm was intended whatsoever and he apologises for any offence caused.”

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.