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Irish international Andy Keogh 'embarrassed' following arrest in Adelaide

The Perth Glory striker is said to have accepted “full responsibility for [his] poor behaviour”.

Keogh previously played for a number of English clubs including Millwall.
Keogh previously played for a number of English clubs including Millwall.

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL ANDY Keogh is in hot water after he was arrested in Adelaide on Sunday night.

The Perth Glory striker was arrested outside a city nightclub along with teammate Josh Risdon, ABC News reports. The duo have since been released from police custody.

“Perth Glory FC can confirm it is investigating an incident involving two of its players in Adelaide overnight,” the club said in a statement.

“Club Chief Executive Jason Brewer said the players (Andy Keogh and Josh Risdon) will be served with the appropriate disciplinary action by Perth Glory under the Football Federation Australia Code of Conduct once its investigation is completed.

“We do not condone any kind of behaviour which breaches the club’s protocol and the National Code of Conduct. The players have apologised to the playing group and in due course will be making an apology to our fan base for their indiscretion.

“The players admit the situation has embarrassed them, their teammates and our fans and they are accepting full responsibility for their poor behaviour

“We will continue to educate and support our players to ensure their judgements reflect the ethos and values of Perth Glory FC”.

“The club will discuss the matter with the relevant players upon their return to Perth from Adelaide today.

“No further comment will be made at this stage.”

On the pitch, Keogh has been in excellent form since joining the Australian side, scoring nine goals in 17 games.

The club, who remain one point clear at the top of the table following a draw with Adelaide, are already under pressure, as they’re currently being investigated by the FFA for alleged salary cap irregularities.

The latter problem could result in a fine or even docked points, while Keogh and Risdon’s indiscretions have landed the club in further trouble, with the duo now potentially unavailable for their important clash with Melbourne City on Sunday.

The Dubliner has scored two goals in 30 appearances for Ireland, but has not been selected for the international side since Giovanni Trapattioni’s reign as manager came to an end.

– First published 13.40

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