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Birmingham players snared by tweet after ill-timed night out

Goalkeepers Ben Foster and Colin Doyle slammed for late-night partying just days before final Premier League game.

Birmingham City goalkeeper's Ben Foster (left) and Colin Doyle (right).
Birmingham City goalkeeper's Ben Foster (left) and Colin Doyle (right).
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IRISH GOALKEEPER COLIN DOYLE and Birmingham City team-mate Ben Foster have landed themselves in hot water after overdoing the celebrations following the club’s end-of-season awards dinner on Monday night.

The Daily Mail reports that as many as eight senior players stayed out drinking and partying until as late as 4am on Tuesday morning, just days before the side’s final league game against Tottenham Hotspur, a match which could yet determine Birmingham’s Premier League survival.

The players’ late-night revelry was made public on Tuesday when Doyle’s wife, Becky, sent out an angry tweet which accused the players of not taking their responsibility to the club seriously.

The tweet, which has since been deleted along with Becky Doyle’s account, said “Pissed off with my husband getting in at 4am with Fossy [Foster] and waking me up. Celebrate next week when you are safe. Have some respect.”

Blues boss Alex McLeish described the incident as “an error of judgement, saying that those involved “know I was disappointed with that.”

But, he added, “there were a lot of players who weren’t out at all, so they shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush.”

Read more in the Daily Mail >

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