Wednesday 24 January 2018

'He called me a f*****' - Phil Jones' explosive outburst at UEFA doping official is revealed

Manchester United's Phil Jones
Manchester United's Phil Jones
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Manchester United defender Phil Jones reportedly called a doping official a 'f*****' after last season's Europa League final, according to UEFA.

Jones was hit with a two-match ban in Europe and fined €5000 for a 'breach of doping protocols' after beating Ajax, with the centre back reportedly angered to have missed a post-game squad photo paying tribute to the Manchester attacks.

"He wanted to leave to celebrate with the team but I told him that he had to do the sampling first," a UEFA official said in quotes reported by the Manchester Evening News.

"He then told me I was a f***** doing this and that I had a f****** job and how I could be so f****** stupid to consider having such a f****** job.

"I told him that this was the UEFA regulations and that my job was to do the control. He still continued to tell me I had a f****** job and how I even could do that job.

"I then asked him to calm down and stop insulting me and then he said he didn't want to talk to me anymore."

The official added that the punishment for Jones' offence is usually a three-match ban but that given the circumstances of the Manchester attacks, only a two-match suspension would be enforced.

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