Kyle Walker will reportedly never play for England again under Southgate after sex party scandal.
Kyle Walker will never play for England again under Gareth Southgate, with the national team manager ‘livid’ over his alleged sex party.
Reports broke over the weekend claiming that the Manchester City defender and a friend invited two escorts over for a three-hour sex session.
That was just hours before he then urged the public to follow social distancing measures amid the coronavirus crisis.
Walker has since been fined £250,000 by Man City and has issued an apology, but that won’t be enough to save his England career.
According to The Star, Southgate ‘has been left seething’ and will never consider the full-back for England selection again.
Walker made 48 appearances for his country between 2011 and 2020 and played an important role in the Three Lions’ run to the 2018 World Cup semi-final.
But more recently, he has lost his place in the starting XI, with talented right-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Aaron Wan-Bissaka being preferred instead.
The Man City star’s sex party scandal appears to be the final nail in the coffin.
Shortly after news broke, Walker issued the following statement:
“I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week which have resulted in a story today [Sunday] about my private life in a tabloid newspaper.
“I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model.
“As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.
“There are heroes out there making a vital difference to society at the moment, and I have been keen to help support and highlight their amazing sacrifices and life-saving work over the past week.
“My actions in this matter are in direct contrast to what I should have been doing regarding the lockdown. And I want to reiterate the message: Stay home, stay safe.”