Port Vale players in hot water for urinating in park | inside World Soccer

Port Vale players are under police investigation following complaints that their players urinated in a park during pre-season training.

Port Vale players is seen training at Central Forest Park in Hanley
Port Vale players is seen training at Central Forest Park in Hanley

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The unnamed players were caught relieving themselves by a park warden while training at Central Forest Park in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent last Wednesday.

The warden, who also claimed he was verbally abused by some of the players, complained to Stoke-on-Trent City Council, which called in Staffordshire Police.

"We are talking about professional footballers," Friends of Central Forest Park chairman Paul Breeze told The Stoke Sentinel. "I am sure some of them will be reprimanded for this. They should show more respect."

City councillor Andy Platt added: "We are aware of an incident involving Port Vale Football Club's use of Central Forest Park last Wednesday.

"This matter is being looked into by Staffordshire Police, and we are helping the police with their inquiries.

"No-one has been prevented from using the park as a result of the incident."

Port Vale have not commented on the incident, but supporters' club chairman Pete Williams said: "If the players have to go, then they have to go.

"The manager needs to have a quiet word because they shouldn't have done it but I don't think it needs to go any further than that."

Urinating in a public place can be punishable with on on-the-spot fine of up to £80.

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