Ian Holloway has reopened the debate over Jesse Lingard and that obscene social media video, and again criticised the Manchester United midfielder for his ‘unacceptable’ behaviour.
Lingard hit the back pages for all the wrong reasons a few weeks ago after he posted a foul-mouthed video on social media from his post-season holiday on Miami.
The video shows the England international swearing and making a number of sexual comments, while a friend is seen mimicking a sex act in a bed.
Holloway was outraged by the clip, saying Lingard should be sacked or sold by Manchester United this summer after ‘bringing shame’ on the club.
Rice was earlier filmed showing off his embarrassing dance moves in a boat, before apparently falling asleep. Mount decided to get the camera rolling again as he woke up his friend by screaming in his face – with hilarious results.
And Holloway compared the two videos to explains how footballers have the right to ‘let their hair down’ in any way they want, as long as it’s done in the right way.
Explaining his previous Lingard comments, Holloway told talkSPORT: “I’ve got no problem with the way the world is now. Everybody’s got an iPhone, so when you’re relaxing and you’re letting your hair down and someone videos you, you can’t do much about that.
“But to be doing it yourself, to be bigging yourself up, it was out of character and it didn’t look right to me.
“I watched Declan Rice earlier on this morning, and that was funny – he can’t dance, he’s just a hopeless dancer for God’s sake.
“Jesse Lingard is 27 and the responsibility comes at a cost. You have to always remember you’re always representing your club, particularly when it’s a club as famous as Manchester United.
“With the season they’ve had, I would suggest their fans aren’t very happy, that Jesse himself hasn’t played anywhere like he did the year before, and what I’m saying is you should be now getting yourself ready, son, and not filming that yourself.
“It’s unacceptable. You can let yourself do whatever you want, providing it’s respectful.
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“There was no respect in what he did, about the hotel, about the way he was talking about the ‘action’ this room and seen, there was no respect in that video.
“Sir Alex was so good and Man United were so good with his influence because of the values he put upon those players.
“So I’m saying to Jesse, come on son, that’s wrong.
“What I meant about putting him on the transfer list – this is not acceptable at this club. I hope he’s learned that, but why do it about yourself and then post it yourself? That’s silly, boy.
“It’s not right and not how he should be behaving. I know you have to let your hair down, but do it in a very sensible and respectful way.”