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Ashley Barnes Arrested for Drink-Driving


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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-57182793

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Striker Ashley Barnes was arrested on suspicion of drink driving hours after Burnley FC secured their top flight status.

The 31-year-old was pulled over at 03:00 BST on 11 May on Balmoral Way, Wilmslow, while driving a black Mercedes V Class, police said.

He has since been charged with the offence and is set to appear before magistrates in Stockport on 14 June.

Burnley FC said the matter would be treated "with the upmost seriousness".

A spokesman for the club said: "Burnley Football Club is aware of a police incident involving one of its players, Ashley Barnes.

"As a club with solid values and a strong community ethos, Burnley FC upholds and expects the highest standards of responsible behaviour from all its players and staff.

"Therefore, while observing the conclusion of legal proceedings, the club will be treating this matter with the upmost seriousness.

"The player will be subject to internal disciplinary procedures as a result."

The footballer, who lives in Wilmslow, was arrested by police hours after Burnley secured their top-flight status for another season on 10 May, after beating Fulham 2-0.

Barnes came on as an 86th minute substitute in the victory at Craven Cottage.

 

 

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Ashley Barnes acts like a cunt on the pitch, so I'm not really surprised he's done something cunty off the pitch.

I do think questions need to be asked of Burnley though. Apparently he got drunk on the coach ride home from their match against Fulham where they guaranteed premier league survival... with the rest of his teammates. Any time I've gotten drunk with coworkers at anything at all related to work... the company's made sure all employees have a safe way home. A safe way home means not driving drunk.

They could/should have called him a taxi. There's no real excuse to not do anything after he's off the bus and hops into his car. They'd have known he'd been drinking on the ride back, they'd have known he was getting into that driver seat drunk.

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14 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Ashley Barnes acts like a cunt on the pitch, so I'm not really surprised he's done something cunty off the pitch.

I do think questions need to be asked of Burnley though. Apparently he got drunk on the coach ride home from their match against Fulham where they guaranteed premier league survival... with the rest of his teammates. Any time I've gotten drunk with coworkers at anything at all related to work... the company's made sure all employees have a safe way home. A safe way home means not driving drunk.

They could/should have called him a taxi. There's no real excuse to not do anything after he's off the bus and hops into his car. They'd have known he'd been drinking on the ride back, they'd have known he was getting into that driver seat drunk.

The club probably expected a man in his late twenties to take some personal responsibility. It doesn't take five minutes to order a taxi.

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2 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

The club probably expected a man in his late twenties to take some personal responsibility. It doesn't take five minutes to order a taxi.

I feel like someone should have at least asked "are you sure you should be driving?" - although tbh, we don't know that hasn't happened and he hasn't just said "fuck off" to them.

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