Players at bottom-of-the-Premier-League QPR have decided to cancel their Christmas party as they do not want to give the wrong impression to the club's fans, according to the Daily Telegraph.
New boss Harry Redknapp is believed to have been consulted, but the players took the decision independently of their manager who has a history of playing Scrooge at this time of year and twice ordered his Spurs players to cancel their celebrations.
With winless QPR rooted to the foot of the table after a run of six points in 15 games, a club spokesman said: "We won't be holding a Christmas party this year." When asked why this was the case, added: "Have you seen the league table?"
Some high profile misdemeanours have resulted in an increased focus on clubs' Christmas parties in recent years, with West Ham's Andy Carroll interviewed by Irish police earlier this week for an alleged incident with a photographer on the Hammers' celebration in Dublin.