The Premier League is one of the top European leagues in regards to football strategies and drama. Apart from boasting of having great tacticians like Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Mikel Arteta, Erik ten Hag, and Roberto de Zerbi, the league also includes star players like Erling Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne, Marcus Rashford, and Virgil van Dijk, who has been blamed for the recent loss of his side in the league.
The league is undoubtedly one of the best leagues in the world and is notably the only league that could monetarily compete with Saudi clubs, who are determined to make SPL the best league in the world in terms of money power. But the recent revelations might destroy all the reputation the League has gained till now.
Premier League player enters rehab for Nitrous oxide addiction
Recent reports have claimed that an unnamed Premier League player was found by a police search with dozens of cannisters of nitrogen oxide while travelling in his car. The report comes 12 months after the use of nitrogen oxide was banned by the UK government.
The Premier League star’s family was concerned about him after the discovery and decided to consult the club for advice. The club reportedly advised them to make the player visit the residential rehab centre if they wanted to save his career.
Currently, the Premier League star is undergoing serious detoxification and is planning to be back soon. He is the first player to be sent to a medical centre for gas addiction, even though many have been spotted before him doing the same.
What is the UK punishment for possessing Nitrous oxide?
Last year, seeing the growing use of nitrogen oxides in parties, the UK government was concerned about the people’s safety as the gas is really harmful and could lead to heart attacks, strokes, depressions and memory loss. According to the research, the nitrous oxide was declared illegal to even store for the person and if a person is found in possession of any amount of those, the users could be given up to 2 years of prison time and the dealers could be given up to 14 years of the same.
Even though the possession of the gas has been banned in the UK, there are many players who still take the nitrogen gas to parties and events. And it has not been something that started now. There have been cases spotted before this time in the past, including the likes of Manchester City players Kyle Walker in 2013 and Jack Grealish in 2019, and then Arsenal players Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Matteo Guendouzi, all in 2018.
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